Boswellia serrata

(bos-WEH-lee-uh seh-RAY-tuh)

A tree that belongs to the incense tree family. The tree’s amber-colored resin is used in incense. The resin has anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, and ulcerative colitis. It is also being studied in the treatment of brain tumors. Also called frankincense tree.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Boswellia serrata"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Boswellia serrata"

Árbol que pertenece a la familia del árbol del incienso. La resina de color ámbar del árbol se usa en el incienso. La resina tiene efectos antiinflamatorios y se ha usado para tratar la artritis, el asma y la colitis ulcerosa. Asimismo, se estudia para tratar tumores de cerebro. También se llama árbol de franquincienso.