Top 20 Herbs and Foods to Beat Inflammation Once and for All!

White Willow Bark Herb

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6. Garlic

There are several sulphur compounds in garlic which give it major fighting power against inflammation. These compounds have also been proven to fight off heart disease, reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer, and have anti-microbial compounds as well.

 

7.  White Willow Bark

The bark from white willow trees contains a substance called salicin, which is similar to acetylsalicylic acid- also known as plain old aspirin. However, the pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects of this bark last far longer than aspirin actually does.  Note that white willow bark has the same blood thinning effects that aspirin does, so it will inhibit the pro-inflammatory pathways in the body, but it can interact with other prescription drugs. Always consult with your physician before consuming this herbal supplement to be sure it is the right one for you.

 

8. Oregano

With its powerful polyphenols and bioflavonoids, this spice can help to fight the production and free radicals which cause damage to the cells, which will produce an inflammatory response. The fewer free radicals you have damaging the cells in your body, the less overall inflammation you will have.

 

9. Ginger

Ginger has 4 powerful ingredients, which make it an excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Zingerone, shagols, gingerols, and paradol all work in combination to fight the pain causing prostaglandins in your body, which will help reduce overall inflammation.

 

10. Turmeric

Perhaps the biggest anti-inflammatory of them all. The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin. Studies have shown that curcumin can protect the liver from cell damage by adding as an antioxidant, which helps to stop free radicals from causing damage at a cellular level. Turmeric can also protect the brain from inflammation, reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s, and it lowers histamine levels, which are also an important way to fight inflammation.

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