Inflammation is our body’s way of fighting infections and injuries; however, it becomes chronic sometimes and puts us at risk of autoimmune diseases like arthritis and psoriasis. Eating the wrong foods and leading a sedentary lifestyle are some of the there reasons for chronic inflammation. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking or stress can speed up inflammation. Abdominal pain, fatigue, chest pain, joint pain, and fever are some inflammation symptoms.
"Every other patient I consult suffers from gut inflammation either directly (bloating, constipation, IBS, indigestion) or indirectly (PCOS, eczema, psoriasis, thyroid, hormonal disorders, etc.). Inflammation is also one of the major causes of auto-immune disorders- RA to Hashimoto," says Dr. Dixa Bhavsar in her recent Instagram post.
In the post, Dr. Bhavsar shares five anti-inflammatory spices or herbs in almost every kitchen.
Turmeric: Easy guess, right? We know by now that turmeric contains curcumin which happens to be one of the best natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant component. We have been using it since ages for wounds externally and infections internally.
Black pepper: Best for inflammation in your throat, lungs, gut, muscles, joints and everywhere else. We have been using it for cough and cold, joint pain, anorexia, etc.
Ginger: Dry ginger is known as Vishwabhesaja (Universal medicine). Bloating, joint pain, menstrual cramps, you name any disease - all you need is a ginger tea and your ailment is gone.
Clove: Beautiful fact about clove is, though it is hot to taste, it is cooling and soothing to stomach. Be it toothache, throat ache, joint ache- clove is always there to your rescue.
Fenugreek: Methi has been used by Indian folks since centuries for joint pain, constipation, bloating, weight loss, etc. You can even use methi water for steam inhalation as it reduces inflammation in your respiratory passage helping your breath better.