Boswellia carteri


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tree yielding an aromatic gum resin burned as incense

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Frankincense (olibanum) oleogum resin of Boswellia carteri Birdw.
The analysis of raw Boswellia carteri oleo-gum resins water extract indicated that each 100 ml of the tested Boswellia carteri gum resin water extract content total phenols was about 182 +- 3.2 mg GAE and 0.60+- 0.02 mg catechin equivalent for flavonoids and these values were increased significantly under the effect of gamma-rays by percent change 4.9% and 6.6%, respectively (Table I).
The results of total phenolic and flavonoids of Boswellia carteri gum resin water extract indicated that using of gamma-radiation for both decontamination and sterilization of induced positive effect of frankincense chemical constituents and resulted in significant elevation of total phenolic and flavonoids content by percent change 4.9% and 6.6%, respectively.
Boswellic acids are the main active components of the resin of Boswellia carteri and were shown to down regulate the pro-inflammatory cytokines including TNF-[alpha], IL-1[beta], IL-2, IL-6 and INF-I3 by interacting with the production of these cytokines (Ammon, 2010).
Cardioprotective and antioxidant effects of oleogum resin "Olibanum" from Boswellia carteri Birdw.
Samples of the dried oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri Birdwood and Commiphora myrrha Engler Family Burseraceae were purchased from Haraz Egyptian herbal store, Cairo, Egypt.
The powdered oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri (500 gm) and of Commiphora myrrha (500 gm) were separately extracted in a continuous extraction apparatus (Soxhlet) until exhaustion with the following organic solvents in succession: petroleum ether (40-60[degrees]C), diethyl ether, chloroform, methanol and 50% aqueous methanol.
The oleo-gum-resins of Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha (500 gm each) were separately placed in round bottom flasks, covered with sufficient water and subjected to hydrodistillation in a modified Likens and Nickerson apparatus [12].
Each of the petroleum ether extracts of the oleogum-resins of Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha was refluxed separately for 6 hrs with 0.5 N alcoholic potassium hydroxide (60 mL) for saponification in a boiling water bath.
The unsaponifiable matter from Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha were analyzed using a Finngan SSQ 7000 gas chromatograph coupled with a mass spectrometer using the following conditions: Capillary column: DB-5 fused silica (5% phenyl methyl polysiloxane), 30 m length, 0.25 mm id and 0.25 Lim thickness.
The fatty acid methyl esters from Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha were analyzed using a Finngan SSQ 7000 gas chromatograph coupled with a mass spectrometer using the following conditions: Capillary column: DB-WAX fused silica, 30 m length, 0.25 mm id and 0.25 Lim thickness.
Frankincense oil (Boswellia carteri Bird.) and Cassia oil (Acacia farnesiana Linn) inhibited the growth of 7 species of economically important rice pathogenic fungi; Alternaria brassicicola, Aspergillus flavus, Bipolaris oryzae, Fusarium moniliforme, Fusarium proliferatum, Pyricularia arisea and Rhizoctonia solani, this oil at concentration 2.0%v/v showed the strongest mycelium growth inhibition of F.
It started at Oman's southern province, Dhofar, where the thorny tree, Boswellia Carteri still grows, source of that precious commodity - frankincense.
Because a pathologically prolonged and sustained activation of the complement system is implicated in a variety of inflammatory disorders, from rheumatoid arthritis and glomerulonephritis to systemic lupus erythematodes, we have investigated the influence of [beta]-boswellic acid from Boswellia carteri on the classical and alternative complement pathways.