Fight chronic pain by keeping these 4 anti-inflammatory and antioxidant natural spices in stock:
- Ginger: A widely reported study from the University of Miami found that patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who consumed ginger were able to reduce the amount of pain and stiffness by a significant amount compared to patients receiving a placebo. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce joint inflammation 40% more effectively than in those who don’t have ginger in their diet.
- Cinnamon: It lowers blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. It also supports digestive function, relieves congestion, and reduces pain and stiffness of muscles and joints.
- Turmeric: The anti-inflammatory power in this spice comes from a component called curcumin, which also gives turmeric its deep yellow color. Curcumin is part of the ginger family, and has many of the same pain-relieving properties. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people who took a specific turmeric extract for eight weeks experienced pain relief and improved motor function.
- Oregano: One of the highest in antioxidants of the herbs. One teaspoon has as much antioxidant power as three cups of broccoli!