More and more people are looking for an alternative to the side effects of conventional drugs, an alternative they have found with natural anti-inflammatories.
There are times when the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is strongly recommended. Anti-inflammatory drugs, natural or not, restore normal blood flow and reduce inflammation as well as pain. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response.
Prolonged use of pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs has long-term side effects, such as irritability of the stomach wall, gastric ulcers and bleeding, decalcification, osteoporosis, irritability, obesity, diabetes mellitus. In addition, people who are allergic to this type of medication can cause rashes, fever, migraines, dizziness, vomiting, among others.
In medicinal plants, there are many with anti-inflammatory properties. Depending on the affected tissue, one or the other will be used. For this you will need the advice of a healthcare professional.
- Olive oil.
- Evening primrose oil.
- Aloe vera.
- Flax or linseed.
- Green tea.
- Cat’s claw.
As a summary, we can use some of them to:
- Airways: sage, lime, cardamom. Larynx, pharynx: cinnamon, lime.
- Rheumatic pains: Hárpago, rosemary, turmeric, blackcurrant, ginger, horsetail, meadowsweet.
- Joint: turmeric, rosemary, horsetail, ginger, flax or flax, bay leaf, lime, garlic, cardamom, arnica.
- Urinals: blackcurrant.
- Hepatic: turmeric.
- Digestive: cat’s claw, chamomile, cinnamon.
- Trauma: creams based on cloves, arnica.
Herbal remedies also have contraindications and side effects, although in most cases mild, you should consult your family doctor before starting treatment with any of them.