What are some natural anti-inflammatories, such as foods, herbs, or spices?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2016

Dietary components can either prevent or trigger inflammation from taking root in our body.


The following foods and nutrients have the ability to quell inflammatory responses in the body.

  • Leafy greens
    Dark leafy greens such as Kale, spinach, collard greens and Swiss chard contain powerful antioxidants and are good anti inflammatory foods.

  • Animal based omega 3 fats
    animal based omega 3 fats found in fatty fish , help fight inflammations through out the body.

  • Tulsi ( holy basil )
    Tulsi tea is loaded with anti inflammatory anti oxidants and other micronutrients that support immune functions and heart health.

  • Fermanted foods
    Optimising gut flora is important for a well functioning immune system and helps to ward off chronic inflammations. Majority of inflammatory diseases start in the gut as a result of an imbalanced microbiome .They also help the body to rid itself of harmful toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides that promote inflammations.

  • Beet
    When added to the diet beet benefits include repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation fighting potassium and magnesium.

  • Broccoli
    Broccoli is invaluable for an anti inflammatory diet, as its high in both potassium and magnesium.

  • Turmeric
    Curcumin the primary compound of turmeric is an anti inflammatory component.

  • Ginger
    Ginger is an immune modulator that helps reduce inflammations caused by over active immune response.

Other than these , flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut oil, walnuts and bone broths are also effective natural anti inflammatories.