Is boswellia effective for diverticulitis?
Q. Dear Terry, “Is boswellia effective for diverticulitis?” — Vicki L., Waterbury, CT
A. Dear Vicki, When it comes to diverticulitis, I believe that taking a blend of boswellia and curcumin daily is the best place to start. Curcumin and boswellia are traditional botanicals that do an excellent job relieving pain and inflammation, as well as healing the mucous membrane. The combination also benefits lung, heart and brain health as well, so it is a good product to use on an ongoing basis. I would suggest taking one softgel of this curcumin-boswellia combination twice daily.
Make sure the product you choose features curcumin that has excellent absorption and has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils in a patented process. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be up to 10 times better absorbed than plain curcumin. Also make sure that the boswellia is screened to less than 5% beta boswellic acid and standardized to 10% acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA), the most active component of boswellia.
As always, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
Terry . . . Naturally