Anti Inflammatory Herbs

Turmeric, Ginger and Boswellia as anti-inflammatory herbs

   Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Turmeric makes up the yellow shade of curry and American mustard and also possesses a unique sharp flavor. Turmeric root extract is suggested for all inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis, tendonitis, as well as auto immune disorders. It’s best to take 400 to 600 mg of turmeric extracts (available in capsules or tablets) three times daily or as directed otherwise. Whole turmeric root extract is even more effective compared to isolated curcumin, which is its major ingredient. Look for products standardized for 95 % curcuminoids. The full benefit of Turmeric typically takes about two months to develop. Expecting mothers should not use it without their physicians' approval. In sparse cases, prolonged use can lead to an upset stomach as well as acid reflux. Also, see our article on turmeric and reviews of the recommended turmeric supplement.

   Ginger: Powdered dry ginger is actually a superb anti-inflammatory. Take one or two capsules (500 to 1,000 mg) two times a day with meals. As with turmeric, you will not get the full effect for about 2 months. Also, see our article on ginger and reviews of the recommended ginger supplement.

   Boswellin: This is the extract of the natural herb Boswellia, used in Ayurvedic medicine and readily available in capsule form. It may be useful for generalized inflammatory disorders such as fibromyalgia. The recommended dosage is two capsules twice a day or as directed otherwise.
See our article on Boswellia and how it is used for the treatment of arthritis.

All of these herbs work in conjunction with each other, and can be taken together as well.

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