Posted on May 16, 2019, 6 p.m.
Inflammation is important, it helps the body repair damaged tissues, and combat foreign invaders but this phenomenon can also become a silent killer.
Inflammation can lead to serious problems, chronic inflammation over time can lead to really serious diseases including arthritis and certain types of cancer; symptoms can include fatigue, sores, pain, fever, and rash.
Finding ways to tamp down the body’s immune responses is an important part of staying healthy. A great place to start is by drinking plenty of water, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and eating plenty of organic produce.
Golden milk tea is a great anti-inflammatory drink made by adding 1 cup of coconut milk, ½ teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of grated ginger, and a dab of honey to a pot and heat while stirring for about 15 minutes without letting it boil. This comes in handy if you are not feeling well, but this anti-inflammatory tea tastes great all year long.
Turmeric contains curcumin which is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which have been shown to help with a variety of ailments. However curcumin can be hard for the body to absorb, try taking this with a few peppercorns which will assist the body in absorbing it.
Ginger is also packed full of compounds and nutrients that can help with a variety of health issues as well as affect the mind and body in positive ways. Whether this turmeric relative is fresh, dried, powdered, or juiced it will most likely help the body for a variety of ailments. It’s bioactive compound is gingerol found in the root that makes it have such strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Made from the Camellia sinensis plant Green tea has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory herb when ingested, Epigallocatechin Gallate is one of the most poignant compounds in green tea which has been shown to inhibit cholesterol and inflammatory markers to fight metabolic disease and promote cardiovascular health.
Rosemary has been used for years in traditional medicines, it is effective in teas, washes, pastes, oils, and as a powdered extract. It’s anti-inflammatory effects can help to alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost circulation and health.
Cat’s claw use dates back to the Inca civilization, there is no shortage of folk knowledge and remedies using this herb for it’s anti-inflammatory powers to fight inflammation, viral infections, arthritis, and hemorrhoids just to name a few.
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