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Qvist
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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Just bought it as I've read about some positive research.
Does anyone in this forum have any experience with Boswellia?

JingleBell
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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it once. It did not work very well for me. I was taking 6 pills/day. Be careful though it is not recommended for prolonged use. Hope you see some results.
 


Gargamel
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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've also tried it and although it hasn't helped my Colitis, it has helped the back pain I have from Sacroiliitis.

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Joma
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Tried it...may have helped but I was on a bunch of other natural meds at the same time.

Probiotic
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
It sure reads well in the literature- several studies show it is quite powerful, on par with 5ASA drugs. My experience was negative, though- it actually causes me to flare up! I have tried it on three or four occasions for a couple weeks and always end up quitting due to it actually flaring me. I worsen drastically (much worse) when I try any 5ASA drug so sometimes I wonder if there is some commonality in why I seem to react to boswellia- anyway, I am sure it helps some people.
Pancolitis ~20 years, once had a full med-free 10 year remission,
but flaring/simmering on and off for years, allergic to all 5ASAs
15ish mg pred, 100 mg Imuran TCM
Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, VSL3, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie
 
 
 


subdued
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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I take it when I eat something I shouldn't have eaten and get diarrhea. It seems to help.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

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Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


PSA
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   Posted 2/5/2009 3:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi. I have been a patient of UC since 1989.

Yes I tried it several times for my UC and it helped. In India it is available as Sallaki and it does help in preventing flare ups. There is lot of research onthis medicine as compared with Sazo and other medicines. The results carried out in India by German Pharmacists were quite encouraging. You may also try fresh home grown turmeric. It really helps.

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PSA
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Well European Journal of Medical Research Published a report on January 20, 1997 related to "the Effects of Boswellia Serrata Gum Resin (Sallaki) in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis". The report was based on a research carried out by Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Phamaceutical Science, Tuebingen, Germany, Institute of Medical INformation Processing, Germany in association with Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu & Kashmir, India, Regional Research Laboratory, J & K, India. In patients suffering from UC the effect of Boswellia serrata gum resin (Sallaki) prepartion (350mg thrice daily for 6 weeks) on stool properties, histopathology, and scanmicroscopy of rectal biopsies, blood parameters including Hb, serum iron, calcium, phosphorous, proteins, total leukocytes and eosinophils was studied. Patients receiving sulfasalazine (1g thrice daily) served as controls. All parameters tested improved after treatment with Boswellia serrata gum resin, the results being similar compared to controls with Sazo; 82% out of treated patients went into remission; in case of sulfazine remission rate was only 75%.
The data of this study showed for the first time that the gum resin of Boswellia Serrata known in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as Sallai guugal (Sallaki) induces remission in patients with UC grade II-III in about 80% when applied three times daily 350 mg over a period of 6 weeks. This effect is similar to that of current treatment with sulfasalazine. Although the superiority of Sallai guggal (Sallaki) cannot be confirmed statistically over sulfasalazine treatment, the data suggest that it is at least not inferior. Improvement of disease is evident by disapperance of physical symptons, (abdominal pains, abnormal stool parameters), restoration of endoscopic and histological disorders as well as a variety of pathological blood parameters related to the severity of the disease. The study came to conclusion that because of the severity of the disease, the side effects of some of the drugs used in the current therapy and for economical reasons it is justified that this natural product in a standardized form should be used in patients with UC.
I myself, used it on several occasions and found respite. I went into remissions after taking Sallaki. INfact my brother has been constantly on Sallaki and got lot of help in controlling flare ups.
PS Male - 45 years
DIagnozed UC 1989
Had J Pouch 2005

subdued
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   Posted 2/7/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information PSA.Delhi.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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