Boswellia glabra Roxb.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Boswellia glabra Roxb.belongs to Burseraceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Loban Dakar.
The English Names for this herb are Benzoin, Indian Frankincense, Indian Olibanum.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kundar, Salai Loban.

Pharmacological Actions

Gum Resin:

  • Abortifacient
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-diarrhoeal
  • Anti-septic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Demulcent
  • Detersive
  • Emmenagogue
  • Emollient
  • Exhilarant
  • Expectorant
  • Lipolytic
  • Resolvent
  • Sedative
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Gum Resin of Boswellia glabra Roxb. are Bronchitis, Dysmenorrhoea, Sores, Epiphora, Polyuria, Scrofulous Affections, Ringworm, Dysentery, Piles, Dyspepsia, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Forgetfulness, Amenorrhoea, Ulcers, Gonorrhoea, Chronic Ulcers, Syphilis, Rheumatism, Conjunctivitis, Pterygium, Aphthae, Pulmonary Affections, Sore Nipples, Skin Affections, Nervous Diseases, Hair Growth, Infective jaundice.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Boswellia glabra Roxb..


    The Temperaments of Gum Resin of Boswellia glabra Roxb. are 1st order, dry, 2nd order,warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    BALOOTIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ENDEMALIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN MASIK-UL-BOLEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Boswellia glabra Roxb. is used in the preparation of Hab Sur'a, Ma'jun Kundar compounds.


    Gum Resin1.000g - 4.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Boswellia glabra Roxb.
    Boswellia glabra Roxb.'s Gum Resin. A medium to large-sized, deciduous, balsamiferous tree, upto 18 m in height and 2.4 m in girth (normally 1.5m) commonly found in the dry forests from Punjab to west Bengal and in peninsular India. Bark greenish grey, yellow or reddish grey, fairly thick, smooth, exfoliating in thin,papery flakes, resinous inside; leaves imparipinnate, 30-45 cm long; leaflets 2.5-6.3 cm x 1.2-3.0 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, variable; flowers small, white, in axillary racemes or panicles; drupes 12 mm long, trigonous, splitting along 3 valves; pyrenes compressed, hard, winged. The tree, on injury, exudes an oleo-gum-resin known as Kundar or Loban, The oleo-gum-resin secreted from the cortex is fragrant, transparent and golden yellow and solidifies to brownish-yellow tears or drops and crusts, varying from pea-size to walnut size(89).

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, yogoslavia.
    Odor: The odor of Gum Resin of Boswellia glabra Roxb. is Pleasant
    Gum Resin: Slightly Bitter


    No information regarding Boswellia glabra Roxb.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Boswellia glabra Roxb.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Boswellia glabra Roxb.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Contra-indicated in people having warm temperament, as it may cause headache.Excessive use may cause warmth in blood and phlegm.Its use may cause constipation and excessive formation of atrabile leading to nervous impairment.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Boswellia glabra Roxb.. (work in progress)