An herb known as "Indian Frankincense" can reduce the symptoms of arthritis, US researchers have suggested.
Extracts from Boswellia serrata, a similar species to the variety famous for its role in the Christian nativity, were tested on dozens of patients.
Those who received it reported better movement and less pain and stiffness.
The herb has been used for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, reports the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy.
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