Inflammation can help your body protect itself until it gets out of hand. When it does, it can lead to problems like cancer and diabetes. However, there are herbs and spices that can help bring inflammation down.
Ginger contains compounds like shogaol, zingerone and zingiberene that help to reduce inflammation in the body. Garlic contains sulfur compounds that can reduce inflammation and aged garlic extract seems to be your best bet.
Turmeric has over 300 active compounds, including curcumin an antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Ginseng, both the American and Asian varieties, can be helpful in reducing inflammation.
Cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and rosemary are all effective at lowering inflammation and green tea also contains anti-inflammation properties.