Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000723
Title: Pharmaceutical and medicinal applications of Olibanum gum and its constituents : A review
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Various species of boswellia plant contains mainly olibanum gum resin, resin acid, and volatile oils. The ether extracted gum resin as it is obtained from natural origin considered as non toxic, biocompatible, cheaper, and reported to have a large pharmaceutical applications. The other constituents of this plant possess numerous medicinal applications. The ether extracted resin fraction is reported as one of the best microencapsulating and release retardant material in the design of controlled release formulations. In addition, this gum and its constituents also have anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic properties and also used in the treatment of rheumatism, gastrointestinal problems and in the relive of depressions. This aromatic resin specially used in incense as well as in perfumes. This gum-resin has been widely used for thousands of years in many parts of the world for burning as incense in religious ceremonies. In this present review, an attempt was made to discuss the versatile applications of olibanum gum-resin, special attention was given on its pharmaceutical and medicinal uses.

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    Patil J.S.*, Marapur S.C., Kadam D.V., Kamalapur M.V.

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    *Department of Pharmaceutics, B.L.D.E.A’s, College of Pharmacy,BLDE university campus, Bijapur-586103, Karnataka, India.

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    Patil J.S.
    Department of Pharmaceutics, B.L.D.E.A’s, College of Pharmacy,BLDE university campus, Bijapur-586103, Karnataka, India.


    Received on: 27-11-2009; Revised on: 16-12-2009; Accepted on:15-02-2010

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    Patil J.S.*, Marapur S.C., Kadam D.V., Kamalapur M.V.

    Title:Pharmaceutical and medicinal applications of Olibanum gum and its constituents : A review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (March)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (587-589)
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    Methodology:Pharmaceutical and medicinal applications
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Olibanum gum resin Frankincense Pharmaceutical and medicinal applications.

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