Natural Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

There are many herbs which possess potent healing properties. These herbs are useful in treating diseases arising from chronic inflammation in your body.

Slippery elm

This is a tree or a herb which has diverse uses. Its bark is particularly used in addressing different health conditions such as a sore throat, gastritis, arthritis, bowel syndrome, cough, irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory conditions. Slippery elm is used as a common ingredient when preparing herbal teas and lozenges. It is a gentle and safe herb which has no contradictions. It is available in the form of capsules and powder.

Feverfew

This is another medicinal herb which has pretty daisy-like flowers. These flowers have yellow centers and white petals. Just as its name suggests, this herb is used in lowering fever. It is an effective remedy for migraines and headaches. However, this is a herb which takes a lot of time to take effect. It is therefore used for a preventive purpose. Its tablets and capsules are readily available. You should seek advice from a health care professional before using it. Some of the side effects of using herb include mild digestive disorders and mouth ulcers.

Saw palmetto

This is a small palm tree which has promising anti-inflammatory activities. It is used in preventing enlargement of the prostate gland in men. Extracts obtained from berries of this tree are readily available in capsules and powder form. You should consult a health care provider to determine the recommended dosage before using this herb. It is also used as an effective remedy for high blood pressure.

Holy basil

The holy basil was traditionally used as a medicine in treating sore throat, flu, and cold. It was also used in cooking. This herb is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties which are effective against diabetes, arthritis, peptic ulcers, high cholesterol, radiation poisoning, and chemotherapy. Grounded or dried holy basil leaves can be obtained in specialty stores and on the internet. Sweet basil can also be used as an alternative for the holy basil.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is well known for its properties in soothing skin burns, healing wounds and fighting inflammation. It can also be ingested to cool inflammation in your digestive tract. It is also used in treating other inflammatory conditions. You can also use this herb internally to treat skin irritations and burns. The juice obtained from this herb is also used as a detoxification beverage. Expectant mothers are only allowed to use this herb under physician’s supervision.