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Which herbs are best for inflammation?

While there are many potential causes of inflammation, diet is thought to be one of the most critical factors. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet is notoriously high in pro-inflammatory foods, such as sugar, refined grains, and unhealthy fats. Thankfully, several herbs can help to reduce inflammation. By taking a natural approach to your wellness through plants and herbs, you can promote better health while getting to the underlying cause of your inflammation rather than just covering up those symptoms.

Here are a few good places to start:


Turmeric looks just like ginger root, only with a different hue. Native to India, it contains curcumin, a polyphenol known for its anti-inflammatory powers. Using it in soups, stews, and sauces is a great way to fight inflammation regularly.