Genus Boswellia

Boswellia is a genus of trees known for their fragrant resin which has many pharmacological uses particularly as anti-inflammatories.

Species in the genus Boswellia of plants


Boswellia popoviana - It is endemic to Yemen.

Frankincense - Boswellia sacra is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is the primary tree in the genus Boswellia from which frankincense, a resinous dried sap, is derived. Some literature identifies B. sacra as growing in Oman and Yemen, and B. carterii as growing in Somalia. The latest scientific opinion is that these are both the same species and should correctly be called B. sacra.