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Boswellia and Commiphora Cream – a natural anti-inflammatory formulation


Two ancient spices, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) and Commiphora Molmol (Myrrh), have been found in combination to be AS successful at reducing pain and inflammation caused by arthritis than conventional NSAID’s, according to a UK trial by a doctor.

What is Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub?

Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub contains two spices, Boswellia (Frankincense) and Commiphota (Myrrh) which have been formulated into a unique cream, have a long medical history of relieving the inflammation associated with rheumatic and osteopathic forms of arthritis as well as other forms of joint inflammation.

What’s the evidence that Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub works?

There have been over 20 published scientific studies carried out in India and China on these two ingredients in the last 15 years for the treatment of arthritis and other joint inflammation conditions.But the first UK trial in 2005 using this unique combination was carried out by Dr Robert Jacobs, a GP from Devon on 30 of his arthritic patients, who says it’s the first time he’s come across the use of the spices in Europe for the specific treatment of joint inflammation.

Dr Jacobs says: “Both myself and my wife are arthritis sufferers and have been trying the cream for several weeks now and have found it to be as good, if not better, than conventional prescription anti-inflammatory such as Naproxen, Diclofenac, and Celebrex.

“In my limited experience of ‘no-drug’ arthritis creams, such as tiger balm that is very popular, this cream appears to be significantly more effective for the treatment of joint inflammation either from arthritis or from strain or trauma to the joint. I am surprised these spices have not been used already in a cream as their anti-inflammatory effects are well established and extensively researched elsewhere in the world.”

In addition a subsequent larger trial on 80 patients using  Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub by Dr Donald Grant. It concluded that the cream had a statistically significant effect both on the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. [quote]Of those on the trial 83% stated that they felt Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub helped them with their arthritis.[/quote]

Finally a human trial published in 2003 found that all those using Frankincense reported reduced knee pain, more knee flexibility, reduced swelling of the knee joint and an ability to walk much further. The scientists behind the study recommended it for osteoarthritis of the knee and saw possible therapeutic uses for other types of arthritis or joint inflammation.

How quickly does  Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub work?

Our tester found that Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub works better joint pain that is near the aurface so hands, feet and knees. Our tester used it on hand and finger arthritis. th erub was rubbed into the hands for 10 minutes in the morning. Pain and stiffness were reduced within an hour of application and effects lasted for several hours. Over a test period of two weeks with twice daily use morning and evening, pain and stiffness were reduced by about 50%. Redness and swelling was reduced by about 60%.

Value for money?

At under £10 for a months supply it’s not expensive.

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Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub  is available from Skin Shop and costs £9.95 (100ml). Click here for more information. 

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