Botanical Information Boswellia serrata Roxb. (procuring samples)

Synonyms Boswellia balsamifera Spreng.
Boswellia glabra Roxb.
Boswellia thurifera Roxb.
Chloroxylon dupada Buch.-Ham.
Libanus thurifer Colebr.
Common name (en) Indian frankincense

Sample preparation To 1.0 g of the powdered herbal drug add 90 mL of methanol and sonicate for 10 min. Shake the mixture vigorously 3 or 4 times during this procedure. Dilute to 100 mL with methanol. Centrifuge and use the clear supernatant solution
Mobile phase Anhydrous formic acid, heptane, ethyl acetate, toluene 3:10:20:80 (v/v/v/v)
Derivatization No derivatization