These Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs Can Ease Pain Naturally Without Harmful Side Effects
If you are one of the millions who experience pain and discomfort due to inflammation, please take a few minutes to read this article.
Inflammation is a painful contributor to many human diseases and medical conditions. Quite a few chronic diseases and maladies are the result of inflammation on the cellular level. The key to attaining optimal energy, immunity, and clarity is to reduce this inflammation to more ideal levels.
Is it said that chronic inflammation is at the root of most every disease and malady known to mankind. This can include (but is definitely not limited to) arthritis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Chron’s disease, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are commonly used to bring down fever and help bring relief for everyday aches and pains.These common NSAID’s are used for just about everything that causes pain, from toothaches to muscle aches caused by over-exertion. They are routinely used by those suffering from arthritis pain. Aches and pains from common conditions like colds and flu cry out for NSAID’s to come to the rescue.
These NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) do their magic by blocking bodily enzymes that contribute to making the chemicals that send out pain signals. Anything that blocks these enzymes will help you feel less pain, and they do a pretty good job of it. However, there are known side effects to these conventional medications, and it’s good to know that nature has provided answers for pain relief that work in a similar fashion.
Okay, let’s take a look at the top 10 anti-inflammatory herbs, and to begin the list a few words about the most noted of this group – turmeric.
Turmeric is considered one of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory plants in the world. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a famed culinary spice that is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and is also used to give mustard its distinctive yellow color. Evidence is showing, though, that this tasty relative of ginger holds significant promise for relieving pain and preventing disease, due in most part to its anti-inflammatory action.
The major active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, works by scavenging and neutralizing free oxygen radicals in the body. These free radicals are what is believed to cause most of the problems with inflammation. Turmeric has been used historically as a remedy for conditions caused by inflammation, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Some research studies have concluded that turmeric can be as effective as popular over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as Ibuprofen, Motrin and hydro-cortisone.
Unlike these OTC drugs, which unfortunately can have toxic side effects (ulcer formation & intestinal bleeding to name two), curcumin is not known to be toxic.
Turmeric is available in capsule form as a supplement, as well as a powder. Turmeric powder should be stored in a cool, dry place. Fresh turmeric rhizome should be kept in the refrigerator.
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