Morpheme Boswellia (Shallaki) Caps
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Shallaki or Boswellia Serrata has been used widely for thousands of years to manage joints. It is widely used as a substitute to modern pain killer medicines.
Shallaki is known extensively for its analgesic properties.
How to use
Morpheme Shallaki capsules to be taken 2 times per day.
How Shallaki is Useful?
Boswellia serrata or shallaki is a moderate to large branching tree that is used in the traditional Ayurvedic system as an expectorant, stimulant, antiseptic, astringent and antiarthritic. Some of the active constituents of Boswellia include volatile oils, sugars, and terpenoids. About 16% of resin is made up of essential oil and the majority being p-cymene and alpha-thujene.
Usually a painkiller or analgesic disturbs the digestive systems and may produce burning sensation. Does the intake of Morpheme Shallaki also produce the same effect?
Usually, drugs like Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDS disturb the intestines microflora and also gastric mucosa is irritated, which leads to burning sensation and other symptoms. However, Morpheme Shallaki is a product that contains pure and natural ingredients. Although Shallaki has analgesic property, it will not have any side-effects.
Are there products that can be combined with Shallaki to get faster relief from pain?
Morpheme Shallaki is itself a wonderful herb. However, you include other potent Morpheme products like Arthcare Capsules, Guggulu and Ginger.
IngredientsServing size: 1 Vegicaps Servings per container: 60 Each 500 mg capsule contains: Boswellia Extract Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps Suggested Usage: 1 Capsule twice daily after meals.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule||
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Shallaki Extract (Boswellia serrata Roxb.) Boswellic acid>65%||500mg.||**|
|** Daily value not established|
What causes joint pain?
The ends of two bones form a joint. They are connected to each other with ligaments. Smooth and soft tissue, known as cartilage, encases the ends of the bones in the joints. The cartilage prevents friction during joint movements. The synovial fluid, present between the bone ends, acts as a cushion, preventing friction and wear and tear of the joint bones and tissues.
Movement is facilitated by the different joints of the bodies. The joints located in the limbs are involved in walking, sitting, bending and grasping objects. Hence, when any of these joints are diseased, our movements become severely limited.
Several factors are responsible for joint disorders. In the elderly, osteoarthritis is a common cause of joint pain. This degenerative condition develops owing to destruction of the cartilage and loss of bone density as we age. Osteoarthritis is especially common among women after menopause. Fall in the estrogen secretion following menopause is linked to this joint disorder.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can occur at any age. Defective immune response triggers this condition. The exact reason for the abnormal behavior of the immune cells is unknown. In rheumatoid arthritis, the joints are affected in a symmetrical pattern. The immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the tissues in the joints, leading to inflammation of the synovial membrane in the affected joints. This eventually destroys the cartilage, resulting in joint pain and stiffness.
Injury to the joints might lead to post traumatic arthritis. It occurs if the injured tissues in the joints are not healed properly. The irregular surfaces of the injured tissues increase friction between the joint bones during movement, accelerating destruction of the joint tissues.
If normal blood flow to the joint bones is disrupted owing to some reason, avascular necrosis might develop. In the absence of proper nutrition, the joint tissues would weaken. Prolonged cortisone use and organ transplantation increase the risk of avascular necrosis.
Tips to manage joint pain naturally
1) In case of chronic arthritis, physical therapy is recommended along with medications for improving joint mobility. Depending upon the condition of your joint, moderate to low impact workouts would help to improve the mobility of the joints.
2) The main types of exercises recommended for arthritis patients include flexibility exercises, strengthening exercises and cardiovascular exercises. Flexibility exercises that include range-of-motion and stretching exercises are most important for your joints. They should be done daily. At least 15 minutes of flexibility exercises significantly reduces joint stiffness. By improving joint flexibility, they minimize the risk of joint injuries. The range-of-motion Yoga and Tai Chi poses relax the joint muscles, improve balance and reduce stress.
3) To arrest destruction of cartilage in the joints, you should decrease the stress on the joint bones. This could be done by strengthening the muscles around the joints. Isometric exercises that help to increase muscle strength by tightening the muscles without moving the joints are beneficial for arthritis patients.
4) For overall benefit, you should try cardiovascular or aerobic exercises. Regardless of age, walking is the easiest exercise. However, if you are suffering from intense knee or ankle pain, swimming could help to increase the flexibility of your joints. Water aerobics could reduce the risk of injuries during workouts. Here water acts as a cushion around the knees. Regular workouts would help you to manage the excess weight, which would reduce pressure on the knee joints. They would improve blood circulation, easing blood flow in the body joints.
5) Bending and lifting heavy loads are common causes of joint and back injuries.Risk of injuries might be reduced by moving the shoulders, hips and knees in the same direction.
6) Acute joint pain could be alleviated with cold and heat compresses. Applying ice pack on the swollen and painful joints developing from injuries helps in providing fast relief from pain. In case of arthritis pain, the inflammation and pain could be reduced by alternating heat therapy with cold compresses.
7) There is no conclusive evidence on the association between diet and joint pain. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids might provide relief from joint inflammation and pain. Fish oil is a good source of the healthy fats. Researches have shown that increasing the proportion of omega-3 fats and reducing the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet helps in reducing the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions. (Wall R, Ross RP, Fitzgerald GF, Stanton C. “Fatty acids from fish: the anti-inflammatory potential of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.” Nutr Rev. 2010 May;68(5):280-9). Approximately 55 to 60 percent of the calorie requirement of chronic arthritis patients should be met through carbohydrates. Fats should supply 25 to 30 percent of the calorie need. The saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in the diet should be present in a ratio of 1:1:1. Omega-3 supplementation might help to decrease usage of non-inflammatory non-steroidal drug usage.
8) Consumption of fruits and vegetables packed with dietary fibers might reduce inflammation by decreasing the elevated level of C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is a marker of acute inflammation. (Ma Y, Griffith JA, Chasan-Taber L, Olendzki BC, Jackson E, Stanek EJ 3rd, Li W, Pogoto SL, Hafner AR, Ockene IS. “Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Apr;83(4):760-6).
9) Antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamins A and C and selenium might protect the joints from oxidative stress. Side effects of rheumatoid arthritis drugs, such as methotrexate, might be countered with folate and vitamin B12 supplements.Severe rheumatoid arthritis patients on corticosteroids should take vitamin D, calcium and iron supplements. (Miggiano GA, Gagliardi L. “Diet, nutrition and rheumatoid arthritis.” Clin Ter. 2005 May-Jun;156(3):115-23).