We’re all familiar with inflammation. It can occur following an injury, or be a result of a more chronic or biological condition.
Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. It represents the body’s natural attempt to protect itself. But sometimes inflammation persists longer than necessary and causes more harm than good.
Extreme inflammation can have negative affects on the heart and arteries, nerve cells… even the brain.
Now, here’s what makes this even worse.
Many of us, when we’re experiencing inflammation, take over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory drugs and then more drugs. And sometimes these have side-effects or are too costly to maintain.
But, there are some natural remedies that easier on your wallet and a lot less and has fewer (or no) side effects. My top 3 list are of herbs and supplements you can find in the grocery or drugstore.
I’ve listed three herbs that I use for inflammation symptoms and are some of the more popular and accessible herbs to try:
Tumeric. Known for its yellow coloring, its extract is usually taken in capsule form. Tumeric has been used as a medicinal herb and as a spice in curry for centuries in many cultures. The main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. It works best after a couple of months of regular usage.
Boswellia. This herb known for its ability to treat a variety of forms of inflammation. It’s said to boost the immune system, fight infections and a whole lot more. Folks claim it supports healthy blood flow to the joints while breaking up scar tissue around those joints. Boswellia has been called the “best natural cancer fighter.”
Chamomile. This anti-inflammatory relieves muscle cramps and said to dissolve kidney stones and gallstones. A Chamomile tea is sometimes added to bathwater for a relaxing bath. As a salve, it is also helpful for treating burns, inflamed skin and skin irritation, including eczema. Its been celebrated for its healing properties since the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
Our family regularly uses Chamomile tea, and makes “Golden Milk” from Tumeric (a recipe I recommend looking up and trying). These herbs are worth giving a shot. They’re safe, inexpensive and tasty. Best of all… they work. You might even want to consider growing them yourself.
What natural remedies or herbs have you seen make an impact on your health? Share them in the comments section below!