Natural Anti-inflammatory Foods and Plants

The pain usually accompany acute or chronic inflammations.

Generally, to avoid the pain caused by inflammation, individuals taking medications that have serious side effects, being one of them stomach ulcers.

Fortunately, there are many herbs, spices and plants that possess anti-inflammatory properties (usually due to the phytochemicals they contain) and analgesic properties which are excellent natural alternative. Here are a few:

Plants inflammatory

Arnica: Used to treat swelling and inflammation caused by bumps and sprains among others. Its anti-inflammatory properties are due especially to the presence of helenalina and dihydrohelenalin in this herb.

Once a stroke occurs, apply on the affected area with cloths soaked in arnica which not only offset the pain and inflammation but also the possible occurrence of a hematoma.

Turmeric: This Indian spice contains curcumin which possesses anti-inflammatory properties as several clinical studies have shown. However, its benefits are seen only after a couple of months. If taken in conjunction with bromelain (a potent anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapple) is achieved an effective natural remedy to combat acute pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis is contraindicated in cases of biliary obstruction, increasing bile secretion.

Cayenne pepper or chilli: Contains “Capsaicin, the ingredient that adds flavor to this type of spicy pepper, which has recognized anti-inflammatory effects.

German Chamomile: The dried flowers are used for their sedative and spasmolytic properties, as well as its anti-inflammatory. Infusion is taken in extract or tincture.

Licorice: glycyrrhizinic acid contains glycyrrhizin which have anti-inflammatory and protective activity against tumors. We take the cut or powdered root.

White Sauce: Contains a compound used to develop aspirin amended. Used for arthritis, headaches, bursitis and other painful swellings.

Spirulina: It is a freshwater blue algae coming from the tropics and that the high content of antioxidants protects against free radicals and also has anti-inflammatory action.

Ginger: This root has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine in India as an effective arthritis treatment. It is very beneficial to the body, especially for its effective anti-inflammatory action. Just take half a teaspoon of ginger powder each day or a whole preferably mixed, for example, in a salad.

Black currants: the leaves and buds of this plant are known to combat rheumatism due to flavonoids that stimulate the secretion of inflammatory substances. It has been dubbed the “natural cortisone ‘, though without its many disadvantages. The fruit juice is also recommended as anti-inflammatory in treating both acute as states passengers. You can also take an infusion. To do this, you should boil 30 grams of black currant leaves in a quart of water for 15 minutes. Drink two cups a day.

Noni: This plant is native to the South Pacific islands and has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. According to research about the properties of the fruit of this tree, its regenerative power is associated with the presence of xeronine, an alkaloid that works at the cellular level, strengthens the immune system and relieves symptoms of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Anti-inflammatory foods

The food has an important role in preventing inflammation, as many have to do with an imbalance in the intake of omega-6 and omega-3 which must be balanced. It is also necessary consumption of vitamin E.

When there is an excess of omega-6 fatty acids, a lack of omega-3, and inadequate intake of antioxidants such as vitamin E, pro-inflammatory reaction of the body slope and causes chronic inflammation and pain.

The above means that the diet should be corrected in order to relieve inflammation chronic. To do this, you must eat cold water fish (tuna, trout, salmon, sardines, mackerel and horse mackerel), vegetable oils such as linseed and oil (with high content of omega-9), nuts and leaves greens (purslane, for example).

Also, avoid processed foods, frozen, packaged and canned foods, because manufacturers tend to use for producing omega-6 fatty acids.