genus Boswellia


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Noun1.genus Boswellia - genus of trees of North Africa and India that yield incense
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Burseraceae, family Burseraceae, torchwood family - resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees
Boswellia carteri - tree yielding an aromatic gum resin burned as incense
Boswellia serrata, salai - East Indian tree yielding a resin used medicinally and burned as incense
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Frankincense (olibanum) is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia and has been used in traditional medicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer activities (Beheshti and Karimi, 2016).
It belongs to the genus Boswellia, very widespread in many African countries, particularly in Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria [19,20].
The report warned that the deforestation has led to dwindling acreages allocated to growing frankincense or olibanum (aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia) and to lower volumes of crops of bananas, cotton, rice, mangoes, and citrus.