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Happy Herbal Hoosier is Interviewed by Healthy Happenings

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

On Tuesday, our Rebel Herbs founder and CEO Jason Edwards was interviewed live by Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss arthritis and Ayurvedic Herbs.

During the interview, Jason stated that the most shocking statistic about arthritis is the fact that

300,000 infants and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.* When it comes to inflammation and pain, most people are quick to think of the two major herbal players: turmeric and ginger. However, boswellia (commonly called frankincense) is also very beneficial when it comes to pain management. In traditional Ayurveda, Boswellia was burnt and its fumes inhaled for the treatment or warding off of a variety of chronic illnesses. Studies have shown that it is anti-inflammatory and an inhibitor, as well as a mood enhancer.**

In the interview, Jason and Dr. Lucille discuss how boswellia can be combined with other herbs (such as ashwagandha and tinospora cordifolia***) for pain management, and discuss the natural chemicals that create a synergy to help the body. They also discussed various Ayurvedic herbal delivery methods, such as hand-extracted tablets, Dhum-pan, incense, and medicinal wines.

Jason shared his thoughts on the future of nature-based medicine for arthritis treatment. “We have to get rid of this minimalist idea-”, explained Jason, “the idea that we can reduce [natural medicine] down to its lowest common denominator. The body is beautifully and wonderfully made and it is very complex. Much like that, plants...are complex creations, and their effects are derived from that complexity...There is not one compound that ‘does it all’, but rather hundreds of...chemicals that are found in a multitude of herbs that we can put into a formula”.

To watch the interview in its entirety, click here. To learn more about Ayurveda and its practices, click here.


* Arthritis Foundation, What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?,