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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Anti-inflammatory

There are many herbal anti-inflammatory you might find useful including; black pepper, basil, cardamom cayenne, chamomile, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, parsley, nutmeg, rosemary, turmeric, and peppermint. In this post I will talk specifically on only some of these. Cayenne has anti-inflammatory qualities along with painkilling, circulatory stimulation and aids digestion. Adding half a teaspoon of cayenne powder to food daily will fire up your circulation and digestion. You can use heated leaves place on your temples to ease headaches. Cinnamon can be uses as an antimicrobial, to lower blood sugar and as an aphrodisiac, on top of being an anti-inflammatory. mixing cinnamon powder with honey is and excellent acne face mask. adding half a teaspoon to your diet helps with stabilizing blood sugar. Chamomile is great as an anti-inflammatory but it also excellent for treating hayfever, skin problems, digestion and anxiety. taking chamomile tincture up to 3 times daily will help with indigestion, ulcers, and gastritis. Chamomile infusions helps with chapped or sunburn skin. Peppermint is one of my person favourites when it comes to anti-inflammatories. My sister is an athlete and uses peppermint infused oils to help with aching muscles. On top of being an anti-inflammatory it is great for stimulating digestion, muscle spasm and antimicrobial. This herb is also good for diets as it curbs your appetite. Drinking peppermint tea or peppermint echinacea tea daily boost immune system helping to avoid getting sick. Garlic is a great antibiotic that lowers your cholesterol, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. More information on garlic can be found in previous post here . Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory that boost circulation, digestion and reduces nausea. More information on ginger is found at here.

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