Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | January 11th, 2014 | Modified - January 20th, 2015

4 Top Anti Inflammatory Herbs

4 Inflammation Fighting Herbs You Need In Your Kitchen
4 Inflammation Fighting Herbs You Need In Your Kitchen

There are many anti inflammatory herbs sitting in our kitchen cabinets and a study has separated 4 herbs from the bunch as being the best anti inflammatory herbs.

Make sure you stock up your cabinets with these 4 anti inflammatory herbs to support your healthy living.

First of all why is inflammation important anyway? Inflammation is a root of disease, along with an acidic body and compromised mucus membranes of our organs.

Inflammation plays a destructive role in the following long list of diseases: allergies, Alzheimer’s, anemia, ankylosing spondylitis, asthma, autism, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, celiac, Crohn’s Disease, congestive heart failure, eczema, fibromyalgia, fibrosis, gall bladder disease, GERD, Guillain-Barre, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, heart attack, kidney failure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, pancreatitis, psoriasis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, stroke, and surgical complications

The argument is made that without inflammation these diseases would not exist. The 4 anti inflammatory herbs control inflammation but the root cause of inflammation is what needs to be ultimately addressed.

Inflammatory responses in the body are triggered by the consumption of alcohol, casein, gluten, factory farmed meat, fast food, processed foods, and processed sugar. Infections like viral or yeast infections, medications like antacids and antibiotics, and stress trigger anti inflammatory responses.

Reported Anti Inflammatory Herbs Are Put To The Test

Subjects participated in the study for week and each subject was given one particular spice to eat. The usual consumption of spices used in actual food were given. The spices tested were black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, clove, cumin, ginger, oregano, paprika, rosemary, sage, and turmeric.

Yes there are many more spices, but these were the ones chosen for the study. The study tested for how well the spices reduced the amount of “tumor necrosis factor TNF that was produced by cells. TNF is a powerful inflammatory cytokine infamous for the role it plays in autoimmune attacks like inflammatory bowel disease. And the winners are:

Top 4 Anti Inflammatory Herbs From The Study:

Out of the spices used, and in the amounts used, ginger, turmeric, clove, and rosemary were able to significantly stifle the inflammatory response.

Though small amounts were used for the study you can use larger amounts as part of anti-inflammatory herbal remedies. You can take larger amounts of the anti inflammatory herbs as herbal anti-inflammatory supplements in capsules.

Out of the anti inflammatory herbs tested I supplement ginger, cayenne pepper, and now sage in my daily vegetable “Bam Bam” juice.

I periodically take curcumin, which is the concentrated form of turmeric, to keep my joints operating smoothly. I now intend to add clove to my vegetable drink, and I already use the other herbs as spices to season my food.

All of these anti inflammatory herbs help strengthen my plant based diet and support my healthy living.

About Author:

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and my plant based diet supports all that I do. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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