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Used for thousands of years - Boswellic acid is known to exert anti-inflammatory effects. It is thought that by preventing the breakdown of connective tissue, and by increasing the blood supply to joint tissues, Boswellic acts as an anti-inflammatory. In fact, in one study, Boswellia performed better than prescription drugs at reducing the inflammation of osteo and rheumatory arthritis. It also sometimes performs better than aspirin, acetaminophen and other NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory aides) at reducing general arthritis pain.
Side effects can be serious when you're on a steroid. Mixing alcohol with a large amount of steroids may increase this risk, although this is uncertain. Some serious side effects include pancreatitis, coughing up blood, swelling, rapid weight gain, eye pain, seeing halos, low potassium (which can cause an uneven heartbeat, muscular weakness, and other effects), and dangerously high blood pressure, which can be indicated by a severe headache, seizure, uneven heartbeat, chest pain, and other symptoms. Less serious symptoms caused by steroid use include insomnia, mood changes, acne, slower healing, dizziness, and changes in the shape or location of body fat. These side effects may be made worse with the use of alcohol, particularly in stomach-related symptoms. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms related to steroid and alcohol use, contact a medical professional immediately for care.