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Infographic and Article from Uses & Benefits
The inflammatory response represents the body's attempt at self-protection and healing.
Acute or short-term inflammation is a natural mechanism in which the immune system is activated in response to an infection or injury.
In contrast, chronic inflammation is long-term, lasting months or years.
Chronic inflammation is thought to play a key role in the development of many chronic diseases and conditions.
Controlling Chronic Inflammation
Many healthcare experts believe that controlling chronic inflammation is crucial to preventing and treating chronic disease.
Anti-inflammatory drugs which temporarily reduce or alleviate pain and swelling caused by inflammation are widely available both over-the-counter (OTC) and by prescription.
The use of anti-inflammatory drugs is not without side effects. Some common side effects include stomach pain and ulcers, heartburn, headaches, increased bleeding tendency and allergic reactions.
For persons suffering with chronic inflammation, holistic health experts often recommend eating an anti-inflammatory diet.
An anti-inflammatory diet basically consists of eating lots of fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber and micronutrients, including crucifers and alliums, eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, limiting saturated fat, and avoiding processed foods, refined sugar, trans fat and other unhealthy fats.
Herbs and Spices
There is now a whole host of studies that indicate that certain herbs, spices and foods have anti-inflammatory properties. These herbs and spices can be purchased as supplements or consumed as part of an anti-inflammatory diet.
This infographic from Uses & Benefits, illustrates and briefly explains the anti-inflammatory actions of eight common herbs and spices, all of which can easily be incorporated into meals:
❤ Cayenne Pepper
❤ Black Pepper
Infographic source and for information about these and other herbs, spices and foods, please visit Best Herbs for Curing Inflammation Fast - Uses & Benefits.