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Shallaki: Boswelia serrata

Fortifies all the systems of the body
Rejuvenates the skin
Useful in managing excessive bleeding per vaginum
Corrects both digestion and assimilation so that the feces are of normal color as by seeing the color of feces it is easy to tell one's metabolic status
Helps a lot in management of hemorrhoids

Common Name:
Indian olibanum tree

Sanskrit Name:

  • Shallaki
  • Susrava- Means it has a resin exudate with a pleasant odor
  • Gajabhakshya- Means the elephants eat its leaves with great interest
  • Subaha
  • Surabhi- Because of its pleasant odor resin exudate 
  • Maheruna
  • Kunduruki
  • Vallaki

Lt. Name:
Boswelia serrata- Burseraceae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste)- Kashaya (Astringent);Tikta (Bitter); Madhura (Sweet)
  • Guna (Characteristics)- Laghu (Light); Ruksha (Rough)
  • Veerya (Potency)- Ushna (Warm)
  • Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Katu (Pungent)

Chemical composition of Shallaki:
The gum oleoresin consists of essential oils, gum, and terpenoids. The terpenoid portion contains the boswellic acids that have been shown to be the active constituents in Boswellia.

Effect of  Shallaki on Tridoshas:
Kapha-Pittashamaka (Pacifies Kapha and Pitta)

Therapeutic Uses of Shallaki in Ayurveda:

  • Purishavirajaniya- Shallaki imparts/ maintains the normal coloration of the feces i.e. it corrects both digestion and assimilation so that the feces are of normal color as by seeing the color of feces it is easy to tell one's metabolic status
  • Atisarjit- Shallaki is useful in management of diarrhea
  • Shirovirechana- Shallaki is useful in therapeutic cleansing of the body parts above the clavicle level
  • Raktapitta hara- Shallaki is useful in management of bleeding tendencies
  • Vranahara- Shallaki is a good healer for ulcers
  • Pushtikrit- Shallaki fortifies all the systems of the body
  • Twachya- Shallaki rejuvenates the skin
  • Grahi- Shallaki improves assimilation so that the person passes the stool with normal consistency
  • Arshonashini- Shallaki helps a lot in management of hemorrhoids
  • Pradara shantikrit- Shallaki is very useful in managing excessive bleeding per vaginum

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Medicinal value of Shallaki:

  • Recent reports show that Boswelia serrata can be useful in joint pain and back pain and can even help in cases where steroids are needed by offsetting some of the symptoms of the problems and therefore helping the patient to use a lower steroid dose.
  • Research has identified specific active anti-inflammatory ingredients in Shallaki, which are commonly referred to as boswellic acids. In animal studies, these acids have been shown to significantly reduce inflammation in several ways. They deter inflammatory white cells from infiltrating damaged tissue. They improve blood flow to the joints. And they also block chemical reactions that set the stage for inflammation to occur in chronic intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • When tested on Ehrlich ascites carcinoma and S-180 tumors transplanted in mice, it increased the life span of mice by 24% with ascites and decreased S-180 tumor by 24%. The essential oil of Boswellia searrata was found to be anti-fungal. Anti-inflammatory activity and anti-bacterial activity of extracts have been demonstrated.
  • The non-phenolic fraction of gum resin exhibited sedative and analgesic effects when tested in rats.
  • Shallaki is used in rheumatic disorders. It is also used to improve appetite and in general weakness. It has an anti-diarrheal action.

Useful part of Shallaki:
Exudate resin; bark

Doses of Shallaki:
Resin- 2-3 gm; Decoction of the bark- 50-100 ml

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