4 Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs
Arnica Montana - Its ability to reduce pain and disease-causing inflammation when applied to the skin comes in handy for all kinds of bruises, aches, sprains and even arthritis flare-ups.
Comfrey Leaf - Applied to the skin to aid in healing wounds, joint inflammation, bruises, rheumatoid arthritis, swollen veins (phlebitis), gout, and fractures.
Devil's Claw - has been used most commonly for rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscle pain, and other degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
St. John's Wort - Some of the most impressive health benefits include its ability to treat depression, improve mood swings, relieve anxiety, reduce the severity of pre-menstrual symptoms, regulate hormonal activity, reduce inflammation, and soothe the nervous system.
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Chamomile - used alone or in combination with other anti inflammatories to reduce pain, swelling and redness.
Ginger - has been used in traditional medicine for reducing inflammation, and studies show that ginger is effective in relieving the pain of menstrual cramps.
Eucalyptus - is both an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic so it helps to soothe both the inflammation and pain that is associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and even muscle injury.
Lavender - is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores.
Peppermint - is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles, and melting away a tension headache.
Rosemary - The German Commission E – the scientific advisory board of the German version of the FDA – has approved rosemary essential oil to treat both muscle pain and arthritis.