Boswellia’s gum resin extract is effective in reducing joint swelling, pain, stiffness and other symptoms of inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The herb improves the blood supply to the joints and restores the integrity of blood vessels that are destroyed by spasms. The degradation of glycosaminoglycans, which leads to articular damage and cartilage breakdown is a common condition in patients on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Boswellia significantly reduces the degradation of glycosaminoglycans and protects the joints.
Winter Green oil contains 98% methyl salicylate which is a well-known analgesic. When applied topically, it alleviates the pain associated with rheumatism, neuralgia and sciatica.