Scientific name: Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract
Tales from nature
The tight Boswellia is an incense plant belonging to the Burseraceae family, it grows above all in India and can reach 4-6 meters high, developing a large hair and a large very branched trunk, with ash-colored cortex. The name Boswellia is dedicated to the Scottish biologist John Boswell (1710-1780), while "tight" seems to derive from "Serra Sega" for the serrated margin of the leaves.
Known in ancient Egypt and also present in the Bible, the incense of Boswellia extracted from its resin, have been used over the centuries in different religious cults to encourage meditation and prayer. They were also used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.
Only from the 90s has the plant has also become the interest of study of western medicine and cosmetics that have recognized its therapeutic and beneficial properties. The resin is obtained from the Boswellia plant, known with the denomination of incense.
In the cosmetic field it is particularly beneficial for the impure skin or with excessive production of sebum and to soothe the redness of the skin and particularly sensitive skin.
The Boswellia extract reduces the redness of the skin and strengthens the epidermis. It is also very effective in treatments located for red or irritated skin due to dandruff.