Dr. Salzman - using Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense).
Indian frankincense, a herb with anti-inflammatory properties, has been used in the Middle East for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Scientific studies have confirmed that after seven days of use people have reported decrease in their pain and more mobility. There also has been no reported major negative effects from long term use.
To read more on the benefits of frankincense as an alternative therapy for osteoarthritis read "Herbal Arthritis Remedies: Using Frankincense Can Help Diminish Pain"
Hope to hear back on your experience with this herb. Live Well!