9 herbs and spices that fight inflammation
Do you know that herbs and spices not only enrich the taste of dishes, but also help the body fight inflammation in a natural way? However, they are so easy to include in your daily diet. Here are some delicious and healthy condiments.
This bright yellow spice, traditional for Indian cuisine, has long been used to fight infections, wounds, colds and liver diseases. This is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs on the planet, able to withstand even cancer.
Add a pinch of turmeric to vegetable dishes and soups along with freshly ground pepper: the body contains the antioxidant curcumin in the presence of capsaicin, which is rich in pepper. Or make turmeric tea like this.
Cinnamon is often added to desserts, cereals, smoothies and drinks. However, it not only gives the dish a special taste, but also enhances brain function, fights cancer, and stimulates digestion.
Rosemary with its pine-like scent is traditional in Mediterranean cuisine. This herb has an anti-inflammatory property, and also improves memory, stimulates digestion, and relieves muscle pain (also pay attention to other products that help relieve pain).
Add a sprig of rosemary to the vegetables or sprinkle them with potato wedges before baking in the oven.
Ancient cultures appreciated the healing properties of cayenne and other types of hot pepper. All of them contain capsaicinoids, which give pepper anti-inflammatory properties. Pepper helps relieve symptoms of arthritis, reduces headaches, prevents blood clots, stimulates the body’s natural detoxification and improves digestion.
Add a pinch of spicy chili pepper to vegetable soup or stew, and season with hummus or guacamole with cayenne pepper.
Like rosemary, sage is also a regular in Mediterranean cuisine with anti-inflammatory properties. This herb is also known for its ability to calm menstrual cramps, eliminate gastrointestinal discomfort, and improve blood circulation.
Add 3-4 fresh sage leaves to your favorite herbal tea, insist on sage leaves in olive oil to give it taste and additional properties.
Herbal tea made from sage in glass cup standing on books, nearby lies a bundle of sage over dark wooden background. Retro toned.
Fragrant and spicy ginger complements many Asian dishes. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and gives an impulse to the immune system. Ginger relieves nausea and vomiting, especially during pregnancy. It also helps protect you from a number of cancers.
Add fresh grated ginger to curry or fried vegetables, combine with soy sauce, olive oil and garlic to make salad dressing.
This herb contains the potent anti-inflammatory substance beta-caryophyllene. Oregano helps alleviate the symptoms of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Generously sprinkle pizza or pastries with chopped oregano and add it to the pasta sauce.
Garlic helps relieve arthritis pain, reduce nausea, inflammation and lower blood pressure, and also remove heavy metals from the body.