A gum resin, obtained from Boswellia Serrata. Boswellia Thurifera, Colebrooke. Nat. Ord. Terebintha-ceae. Linn. Syst. Decandria Monogynia. Source, India and Africa.

Med. Prop. and Action. Stimulant. Like other remedies of the same class, it is said to exercise a great influence on mucous membranes. It is rarely given internally; its chief use is for the purpose of fumigation, and as an ingredient in plasters.

1932. Therapeutic Uses

To indolent Ulcers, the following ointment (off. Beng. Ph.) is a useful application: -1932 Therapeutic Uses 158 Oil, White Wax, and Olibanum aa j., M. It is an excellent substitute for the Elemi Ointment.