In case of pain, no need to systematically swallow a tablet. Choose your natural anti-inflammatory: nature has done it right!
Infection, burns, allergies… Inflammations are responses to an attack on our immune system. In case of severe pain or health problem, obviously do not hesitate to consult your doctor. For the rest, why not try a natural anti-inflammatory? You have the choice,
Medications do exist, of course, and are helpful in treating inflammation. However, they can also cause side effects in some people, which only makes the problem worse. However, some natural products have recognized anti-inflammatory effects. Overview.
1. Aloe vera, a natural anti-inflammatory for mild inflammation
If you can’t stand cortisone treatments, aloe vera is the most recommended natural product.
A natural anti-inflammatory suitable for light lesions
To take advantage of its benefits, you will need to apply an aloe vera gel to the lesion and massage gently and for a long time. It is necessary to do this several times a day until relief.
If patches and itching appear, consult your usual doctor immediately.
2. Turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory commonly used in herbal medicine
Used in herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory, turmeric, thanks to the curcumin contained in its rhizome, and its underground stem, relieves many pains and improves difficult digestion.
You can find turmeric in powder form to put in soups or even as a food supplement.
Otherwise, you can also find it fresh. It looks like ginger.
3. Marigold, a medicinal flower
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of marigold or calendula Officinalis also protect the skin against solar radiation and thus prevent dermatitis.
Marigold and rosemary creams can fight inflammation.
4. Noni, an anti-inflammatory from Polynesia
Used by traditional Polynesian medicine, noni allows faster healing, pain reduction, and reduction of edema by its anti-inflammatory effect.
It can be found in fruit juice or capsules. It is, however, not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
5. Echinacea strengthens the immune system
The echinacea significantly strengthens the immune system and increases the ability of white blood cells to destroy intruders in the body.
A natural anti-inflammatory for ENT problems
Echinacea ( Echinacea ) is the best remedy for respiratory inflammation.
To drink as an infusion: for this, put 1 gram of roots in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes and drink one to two cups a day.
6. The vegetable harpoon or “devil’s claw”
The Devil’s Claw, also called spear plant or devil’s claw, has the particularity to relax muscles and have soothing properties in cases of joint inflammation.
Harpagophytum tubers are recommended to relieve back pain or joint pain.
7. Roucou, a traditional remedy to cure inflammations
Roucou is a shrub native to South America, still relatively unknown in Europe. Oil annatto is used to relieve inflammation in traditional medicine. It allows in particular to calm fevers, hepatitis, or even skin problems.
In the form of a decoction, it also helps to fight against inflammation of the throat and benign tonsillitis.
8. The sweetness of floral waters
Less powerful than essential oils, floral waters are also softer and less likely to produce side effects. In addition to having anti-inflammatory effects, they also have purifying, clarifying, antiseptic and regenerative properties.
A favor, for example, the noble laurel, the meadowsweet, the juniper, or even the blackcurrant for joint and rheumatic pain.
9. The benefits of Roman chamomile
Since the XVI th century, is used chamomile against intestinal inflammation. However, it also serves to fight against inflammation of the skin, eyes, and nerves.
For it to have effects, put about ten heads of chamomile ( Chamaemelum Nobile ‘Plena’, Syn Anthemis Nobilis ). and infuse it for 10 minutes in boiling water. Drink between 5 and 10 cups a day depending on the pain.
10. The essential oil of tansy and its anti-inflammatory properties
Also called blue chamomile, this plant which comes to us from Morocco is installed today everywhere in Europe. The essential oil of tansy is indicated against inflammations of the skin, arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis, neuritis, and sciatica.
Pay attention to the usual precautions regarding essential oils.
The tansy in bloom is very useful for keeping flies away. And you, what are your natural anti-inflammatory tips?
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