Chemical diversity of natural products with drug-like features has attracted much attention from medicine to develop more safe and effective drugs. Their anti-inflammatory, antitumor, analgesic, and other therapeutic properties are sometimes more successful than chemical drugs in controlling disease due to fewer drug resistance and side effects and being more tolerable in a long time. Frankincense, the oleo gum resin extracted from the Boswellia species, contains some of these chemicals.
The anti-inflammatory effect of its main ingredient, boswellic acid, has been traditionally used to treat many diseases, mainly those target memory functions.
A scientific article provides research evidence on the beneficial effect of frankincense consumption on improving memory and preventing inflammation and cancer.
Additionally, a discussion of molecular pathways mediating the therapeutic effects of this natural supplement has been organized as a result of this research.