Do you habitually experience bronchitis when you contract a cold? or maybe, laryngitis or tonsillitis? When words end in “i t i s”— this indicates INFLAMMATION. Perhaps you know someone with some form of arthritis? Maybe your mom has or had it? We are surrounded by these conditions to such an extent that many simply feel that it’s inevitable and unavoidable and to put it bluntly, ‘a sign of aging’. It doesn’t need to be.
Inflammation is a huge topic these days as recent research indicates that there is no longer any doubt that inflammation produces a cascade of events responsible for most chronic diseases including cancer. Often the medical docs jump to a drug treatment and there are times when this is what is needed. Many times alternatives are appropriate, however, in the world of herbs and herbalism and some are as close as your pantry! Many herbs can work on inflammation in a multi–faceted holistic and balanced way without the side effects of drugs. An herbal consult with a practicing herbalist will provide a plan; a process, which, over time, can often find the cause, alleviate symptoms and re-direct the situation.
In our day – to – day lives, we can make healthy choices, which start us down a different road — perhaps, a road, which detours away from chronic inflammatory illness. I am fond of saying that small choices group together and can create huge outcomes…
With every teaspoon of specific herbs and spices, you are choosing life-enhancing tastes and helping to keep inflammation at bay. ‘Kitchen medicine’ should not be overlooked as a supportive, nourishing way to tip the scales in favor of great health!
Explore some new tastes and sprinkle some of these powerful healing herbs and spices on your foods
Here are the top 15 anti-inflammatory herbs and spices:
As indicated by the ‘highlight’ above, Turmeric & Ginger are at the top of the list in terms of ‘strength’. Use them whenever you can –in your meals or as a tea.
From a Studio Botanica blog by Carol Little May 2011
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