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Herb Description

Hindi Name:Salai Guggal
Sanskrit Name:Shallaki
Common Name:Indian Olibanum Tree
Latin Name:Boswellia Serrata Roxb

Medicinal Properties:Gum resin from plant is used medicinally in Ayurveda mainly in the treatment of Amavata and general debility to help in painful and inflammatory joint conditions. Its anti inflammatory activity has been investigated in different conditions, which observed Shallaki to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent working through varied mechanisms of action. Oleo gum resin has been proved to exert multidimensional anti-inflammatory effects to relive stiff and painful joints.

Effect on Dosha:Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Main Classical Uses:Shallaki Niryas.
Reference:Dravyaguna Vigyan, Prof. Priyavrat Sharma, Chaukhambha Bharti Academy, Varanasi. INDIA.

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