Boswellia SERRATA Roxb.

Synonym : Boswellia balsamifera Spreng.
Boswellia glabra Roxb.
Boswellia thurifera Roxb. ex Fleming
Chloroxylon dupada Buch.-Ham.
Bangla Name : Salai, Gandhabiroja.
English Name : Indian Olibanum, Frankincense.
Family : Burseraceae
Disease : Cooling, binding, tonic, asthma, dysentery, skin diseases, ulcers, rheumatic, nervous diseases, fevers, diaphoesis, convulsions, mouth sores, dysentery, diabetes, urinary disorders, skin diseases, bronchitis, asthma, cough, chronic laryngitis and gonor
Description : A deciduous middle-sized tree. Leaves imperipinnate, 20-38 cm long, leaflets lanceolate or ovate acute or obtuse, inequilateral, sessile, pubescent, coarsely crenate-serrate. Flowers in axillary racemes, shorter than the leaves. Fruit a trigonous drupe, 12 mm long.
Distribution : Forests of Dhaka and Sylhet.
Chemical Constituents : Chief constituents of the plant are gum, resin and essential oil. Bark contains ?-sitosterol, gum resin, a diterpene alcohol serratol and tetracyclic triterpene acids (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : The bark is acrid, cooling, binding and tonic, cures asthma, dysentery, skin diseases and ulcers. Resin of the plant is aromatic, alterative, demulcent, refrigerant, diuretic, aperient, emmenagogue and ecbolic. Oil is stimulant, in the form of ointment,
Habit : Herb