Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Medications
Did you know we can get increased inflammation in the body at a cellular level?
This is known as chronic inflammation or systemic inflammation. It’s most commonly thought of as arthritis, and while that is a condition associated with inflammation, there are many others such as to as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, depression, dementia, and even cancer.
Other common inflammatory conditions include muscular and joint aches and pains, general physical discomfort, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other common ‘itis’ problems we hear of. If a word has ‘itis’ attached to it, which stands for inflammation.
In any case, controlling the amount of inflammation in the body is one of the keys to preventing disease and avoid feeling pain, and none of us want to feel that way, right?
Thankfully there are many ways we can control it.
Eating a healthy anti-inflammatory diet is a good way to control inflammation, but natural anti-inflammatory supplements can provide some crucial additional benefits. Supplements help assist the body to reduce inflammation and often provide effective relief so we can get on the right track and keep moving forward. Below are some natural supplements that may help fight inflammation.
Boswellia, also known as Indian Frankincense, is an herbal extract taken from the Boswellia serrata tree. Resin made from boswellia extract has been used for centuries as a natural medicine to treat chronic inflammation, as well as a number of other health conditions.
Turmeric, the bright yellow spice from which it’s derived, has been used for ages as a natural anti- inflammatory. Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric, a plant related to ginger. Not only is curcumin helpfull, but it also comes without worrisome side effects.
WHITE WILLOW BARK
White Willow Bark is used to ease pain and reduce inflammation. Researchers believe that the chemical salicin, found in willow bark, is responsible for these effects. However, studies show several other components of willow bark, including plant chemicals called polyphenols and flavonoids, have antioxidant, antiseptic, and immune supporting properties.