In some cases, natural anti-inflammatories may be an alternative to medications, may prevent illness, and may also be appropriate for children and pregnant women.
- 1 What is inflammation?
- 2 How to reduce inflammation?
- 3 How to use essential oils?
- 4 What essential oils reduce inflammation caused by nitric oxide?
- 5 Which essential oils act as inhibitors of COX enzymes and therefore as natural anti-inflammatory agents?
- 6 Natural anti-inflammatory food
- 7 Saffron
- 8 Natural anti-inflammatory drugs based on the disorder
- 9 Natural and anti-inflammatory diet
- 10 Foods to avoid
What is inflammation?
The body increases blood flow to the affected area so that the symptoms disappear and cause:
- Redness ,
In some cases, the inflammation becomes chronic and begins to damage the body.
The best natural remedies are:
- Essencial oils,
- Some creams,
- Application of heat or cold ,
- Some foods,
- A natural diet.
The enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) are responsible for the inflammatory process in the body.
The drugs COX inhibitors block this process and relieve pain and inflammation.
The anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and celecoxib work this way.
Essential oils act the same way.
Studies have shown that inadequate lifestyle promotes inflammation.
- Losing hours of sleep – little sleep and insomnia do not allow the body to regenerate at night.
Essential oils can help you sleep better.
- Stress and anxiety – By reducing stress and anxiety , the body’s inflammatory response is reduced.
Essential oils help cope with anxiety.
- Exercise – Physical exercise removes toxins from the lymphatic system and reduces inflammation.
There are special exercises that help eliminate the inflammation caused by herniated disc are those of the Mckenzie method .
- Immune system – The immune system can be enhanced with healthy eating and waiting to finish digestion of the previous meal before eating.
You can take these substances in the form of:
- Herbs tea
- Environmental vaporization
Nitric oxide (ON) affects blood flow and is produced by many cells in the body.
This substance promotes the development of inflammation (Sharma JN – 2007).
When abnormal production of NO occurs, the blood flow and other vascular functions of the body worsen.
The essential oils that inhibit NO are:
- Peppermint (effective for throat and gum ) (de Sousa AA et Al – 2010)
- Cominho (cumin cumin)
- Achillea millefolium or milefólio (Su-Tze Chou – 2013)
Which essential oils act as inhibitors of COX enzymes and therefore as natural anti-inflammatory agents?
- Thymus (is effective against bacterial infections such as cystitis )
- Eucalyptus (excellent for bronchial and sinus problems )
Fonte : Mariko Hotta et al. 2010
There are many foods with anti-inflammatory properties, but they do not have the same effect on all people. For example, some people may develop symptoms and illnesses by regularly eating a food that is considered anti-inflammatory.
is a pepper used in Asian cuisine.
It can be bought in powder form or as fresh root in most supermarkets.
Ginger is used to treat:
- Infections ,
- Dor menstrual (Chen X. Chen – 2016)
- Headache , ( Chen X. Chen – 2016 )
- Stomach pain – According to a study by Maghbooli M et al ., The efficacy of ginger is similar to sumatriptan.
Scientific studies have confirmed the benefits to health.
Cinnamon is a popular spice used for anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling.
The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic are proven to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
You can put fresh garlic in any dish for flavor and for the benefits.
Among the natural anti-inflammatory, cayenne pepper and spicy peppers are famous for their benefits since ancient times.
Chili contains natural chemicals called capsaicin.
That’s why spicy fruits have anti-inflammatory properties.
It has been used for many years to aid digestion .
In addition, cayenne was recently shown to relieve the pain caused by arthritis and headaches .
Clove is used as an expectorant (to facilitate the expulsion of the catarrh by the cough ) because they contain eugenol.
In addition, it is useful for treating stomach pain, nausea and inflammation of the mouth and throat.
Research is still ongoing, but studies show that clove has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
The powdered cloves are excellent in baked goods and in some savory dishes such as soups and stews.
You can also use the whole clove to flavor hot drinks like tea or cider.
Several studies show that isoflavones (estrogen-like compounds found in soy products) may help lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and inflammation in women.
A 2007 animal study published in “The Journal of Inflammation” shows that isoflavones help reduce the negative effects of inflammation on the bones and heart.
This home remedy is very effective in fighting inflammation.
The compound oleocanthal giving the typical taste of olive oil extra virgin olive there is shown a similar effect to anti-inflammatory in the body ( Lucas L – 2011 ).
Saffron (Curcuma longa) has a warm, bitter taste and a delicate aroma reminiscent of orange and ginger.
It is known to be one of the ingredients used to make curries.
Turmeric is a powerful natural remedy that has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine as a natural anti-inflammatory to treat various diseases.
Effects of saffron:
The most powerful part is the yellow or orange pigment of the saffron which is called curcumin.
In numerous studies, the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin have been shown to be comparable to powerful medications such as hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Alivium).
Unlike medicines that cause many important and toxic side effects (for example the formation of stomach ulcers and duodenum, reduction of white blood cells, intestinal bleeding), curcumin does not cause toxicity but does not exaggerate with amounts.
Can Relieve Pain
Saffron can be a useful painkiller, even in cases of pain caused by arthritis.
Improve liver function
The antioxidant effect of turmeric is very powerful and prevents the degeneration of the liver caused by toxins.
This is good news for people who take so many medications for diabetes or other diseases, since the drugs can negatively affect the health of the liver.
Can reduce the risk of cancer
Curcumin is a promising treatment for cancer. Studies show that it has protective effects against:
An Effective Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Recent research shows that curcumin can be an effective, well-tolerated and inexpensive treatment for irritable bowel syndrome , Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis .
In this study, a substance that causes colitis in rats was given.
The mice that took curcumin in the last 5 days were protected.
Relief for rheumatoid arthritis
Clinical studies have shown that curcumin has a very powerful antioxidant effect.
As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause serious damage:
- To healthy cells,
- To cell membranes.
It is also recommended for the treatment of arthrosis .
Warning, saffron is contraindicated in case of:
- Blood clotting problems
- Gallbladder stones
- Biliary tract obstruction
Inflammation of the prostate
Among the foods recommended against the increase and inflammation of the prostate are: pumpkin seeds and parsley (parsley).
Food is important to combat this disease, in particular, we recommend centrifuging carrots and cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, arugula, broccoli, etc.).
There are many products that you can take to:
First it is necessary to follow a diet rich in minerals such as copper, zinc and vitamin C.
Among the strongest manipulated remedies are currant, propolis and Rosehip.
Muscle, joint and joint
pain For pain caused by injury, inflammation of the joints (eg, knee synovitis or shoulder bursitis ) or a muscle hematoma, we recommend a topical arnica ointment.
This substance reduces inflammation and pain because it promotes reabsorption:
- Of the hematoma,
- Inflammatory fluid.
In the case of tendonitis , the ointment and the herb can not resolve the inflammation because the cause is an injury or many microleads.
In this case, physical therapy is effective and does not cause the side effects of medications.
Inflammation of the heel
The best way to naturally cure an inflammation of the heel is a foot bath in warm water and baking soda.
It is necessary to fill a bowl with a little warm water and add 4/5 tablespoons of baking soda which absorbs the inflammatory fluid of the calcaneus.
- Antipyretic (against fever ).
There are supplements with the Devil’s claw dry extract in herbal medicine.
Avoid in case of gastritis and ulcer in the stomach.
Urinary Tract Infections
Irsine grape along with essential oils of thyme and juniper is useful for fighting urinary infections (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and cystitis.
Genital hygiene and healthy eating are essential.
Problems in the liver
For the malfunction of the liver is advised the dandelion found in manipulation drugs and the juice of aloe vera .
These substances help to detoxify and purify the liver.
the ear infections can be treated with simple home remedies.
It is possible to use olive oil or crushed garlic.
This substance should be heated over low heat until it reaches a temperature of 30 degrees or so.
Then pour the oil into a cotton swab and hold in contact with the ear for 30 minutes.
It has an antibacterial action.
There is no miracle ointment if the patient’s diet is pessimistic and includes junk food (crap).
Inflammation is the main defense mechanism of our body against microorganisms and allergens.
Inflammation is helpful, but in some cases it occurs inside the body in the absence of microorganisms or foreign substances.
Chronic inflammation can lead to:
- Heart diseases,
- Diabetes type 2 ,
- Other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis .
Obese people are more likely to develop an inflammation in the body and therefore for them it is essential for an anti-inflammatory diet.
Vegetables are an important part of the diet.
It is necessary to eat only organic vegetables in the diet.
Only use olive oil to cook vegetables, but it is much better to eat raw vegetables, we recommend:
- Neighbor verde
- Green bean
- Sweet potato
The fruit is rich in vitamins and other vital nutrients that are essential for the body.
Fruits are also high in fiber, they are important in the diet because they act as a natural anti-inflammatory.
- Jack fruit (Southeast Asia)
- Soursop, also called Custard apple, Paw paw, Guyabano and Graviola, is found in tropical areas.
Along with the foods written on top in the list may also include cereals, nuts and dried fruits that help prevent inflammation and give the body the energy it needs.
- Seeds of soybeans
Listed below are foods that worsen inflammation, especially foods rich in oils, sugars and hydrogenated fats.
It is essential to completely avoid eating these foods.
- Junk food
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Fried foods
- Hydrogenated oils, such as margarine that cause the same damage from saturated fats
- Sweets and cakes
- High fat dairy products
- All Dairy Products
Beware of cereals (bread, pasta, crackers, bread sticks, biscuits, etc.) because they contain many carbohydrates that become sugars during digestion.
It is necessary to replace the coffee with other drinks like green tea which contains some anti oxidants for the general health of the body.
A healthy, natural diet with daily exercise reduces the chances of suffering from inflammation.