Boswellia Serrata (incense) in the nature
Boswellia Serrata is the scientific name of incense. These are low, tropical species of trees and shrubs. The plant’s body is netted by secretion holders, where the special balsam and resin are excreted and accumulates. Incense was one of the mankind’s oldest commercial and luxury goods, which is discovered in therapy once again due to research results. The types of resins have roles since ancient times in the religious rites. By the ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians it was also known and used as fumigant in religious ceremonies. It is also bactericidal, and had role as an air freshener. The Indian Ayurvedic medicine commonly uses this plant. In addition, the aromatherapy also likes it to promote mental relaxation. The perfume industry uses the essential oil produced from incense as a fixative. It assists to the maintenance of the healthy state of bones, joints and muscles.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is stored up in the liver, in the adipose tissues, in the heart, in the muscles, in the blood, in the adrenal glands and in the hypophysis. It was discovered and isolated during study of vegetable oils in the 1920s and 1930s, but only in the 1970s was discovered that vitamin E is a vital material for humans. Unlike other fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin E – just like vitamins B and C – stays a relatively short period in the body. The main natural sources: wheat germ, soybeans, vegetable oils, broccoli, Brussels sprout, spinach, whole grains, egg.
Why is it important?
It assists to the protection of the cells against oxidative stress.