Boswellia Serrata is a large, branching deciduous tree which grows abundantly in the dry hilly parts of India. The major use of Boswellia Serrata is as an anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory. Its anti-inflammatory actions, supported by solid science, are attributed mainly to the presence of Boswellic acids and are indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, gout, lower back pain and fibrositis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a relatively common disease and a great crippler, causing immense physical suffering. While it is usually not possible to cure the disease, it is possible to alleviate the physical pain, increase mobility and help prevent further tissue damage. Most widely used orthodox drugs produce undesirable side effects, including gastric irritation and bleeding. The therapeutic action of Boswellia includes reduction of joint swelling, restoration and improvement of blood supply to inflamed joints, pain relief, increased mobility, decreased morning stiffness and a general improvement in the quality of life. Boswellic acids function as potent anti-inflammatory agents being especially effective in shrinking inflamed tissues. This occurs through improved blood supply to the joints thereby improving the integrity of the blood vessels that have been adversely affected by spasms. Boswellia extract, while providing effective in the treatment of different chronic inflammatory conditions, produces none of the common side-effects associated with conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen, Naprosyn and Voltaren. There are no reports of gastric ulceration, no bleeding, no gastric perforation and no kidney disease with Boswellia. Boswellia is a generally safe and effective natural alternative to NSAIDs.