Hygeia.J.D.Med.9(2) January 2018 - July 2018


Anti-Cancer Potential of Boswellic Acid: A Mini Review

Hygeia.J.D.Med 2015; 7(2):18-27

Preeti Garg 1 and Aakash Deep 2*

1.Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Sonepat-131001, India
2.Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani-127021,India

Correspondingauthor email: aakashdeep82@gmail.com

Plan: Anticancer potential of Boswellic acid

Preface: Boswellia serrata has been the mostinvestigated of all the species, with some photochemical studies, as well asbioactivity-related investigations. The presence of boswellic acids in almost all the species of Boswellia is a characteristic of this genus. The triterpenoids present in Boswellia are synthesized through isopentenyl pyrophosphate route (IPP) from a squalene intermediate and their role is yet to be fully understood, though they are certainly involved in defense mechanisms,as many of them have been reported to possess diverse biological activities.

Outcome: In the present review we discussed the anticancer potential of boswellic acid. It may help the researchers for further investigation.

Keywords: Anticancer,Boswellic acid

Article citation 

Preeti Garg and Aakash Deep. Anti-Cancer Potential of Boswellic Acid: A MiniReview. Hygeia.J.D.Med 2015;7(2):18-27.  Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID-Hygeia.J.D.Med/147/15. DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.7.2015.147.


   Boswellia serrata
( Frankincense resins )

Hygeia J. D. Med.


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