Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and frankincense (boswellia)

A recent study demonstrated that a combination of boswellia (frankincense) and curcumin lowered signs of inflammation in chronic kidney disease. This study is especially important since it was conducted in patients. A sign of inflammation and reduced antioxidant capacity is an increase is the physiological marker called interleukin-6, IL-6. Practically all chronic diseases have an increase in this and other similar markers. consequently to see these two herbal supplements improve the status of these markers is highly significant.

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Moreillon, J.J., et al, The use of an anti-inflammatory supplement in patients with chronic kidney disease, Journal of complementary & integrative medicine, Volume 10, 2013