Prospects of boswellic acids as potential pharmaceutics.

  title={Prospects of boswellic acids as potential pharmaceutics.},
  author={Zhiyong Du and Zhenli Liu and Zhangchi Ning and Yuan-yan Liu and Zhiqian Song and Chun Yi Wang and Aiping Lu},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={81 4},
Boswellic acids have long been considered the main bioactive components of frankincense, and many studies in vitro and in animals as well as several clinical studies have confirmed their various bioactivities. In particular, a large number of mechanistic studies have confirmed their anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities. However, not every boswellic acid exhibits a satisfactory pharmacological performance, which depends on the chemical structure and functional groups of the acid. To… CONTINUE READING