Making sure you’re getting your daily dose of antioxidants doesn’t always have to mean cooking a full meal.
It can be as simple as brewing some herbal tea or taking a natural supplement. There are many herbs that can arm us in the fight against pesky free radicals. Since we have already talked about the hot topic of "What is inflammation?" "What foods to eat and avoid" on the Part 1 (you can find it here). Without further ado, let’s talk about herbs!
Known as the “Golden Spice,” turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tall plant that grows in Asia. While Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have used turmeric to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, digestive ailments, and liver conditions for centuries, Western medicine has only just begun to study the effects of turmeric as a healing agent.
Capsules, teas, powders, and extracts are some of the turmeric products available commercially — though you have to be wary of the way you consume turmeric and whether or not your body can actually absorb its health benefits Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric, and lends it its incredible anti-oxidative powers.
But it also gets metabolized by the body more quickly than it can be absorbed — which is why you’ll need a few tricks to make this incredible medicine more bioavailable to you. Piperine from black pepper can increase the body’s absorption of turmeric, so if purchasing a supplement or tincture, look to see if that is included.
When cooking, consider adding turmeric (and pepper) to spice mixtures in curries, barbecue rubs, dressings or marinades. Cooking with fats such as coconut oil, or enjoying a golden milk latte or smoothie with almond or coconut milk will also optimize the body’s absorption of curcumin, since it bonds to fats.
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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. Another amazing superfood, ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest—and most delicious—spices on the planet! Belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger is an excellent source of antioxidants! Studies have shown that ginger can reduce various types of oxidative stress, and may help prevent or treat arthritis, inflammation, and various types of infection. Researchers have also studied its potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other health problems.
The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, namely, gingerol. Gingerol is responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It may help reduce oxidative stress. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s easily accessible at the grocery or farmers’ markets, and can be added to almost anything. Try it raw or cooked. Add it to your morning smoothing, soups, and stir-fried vegetables, or enjoy it as tea.
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Frankincense, or Boswellia serrata, comes from the Boswellia tree. It has a long history in myth and folk medicine, especially in India and African countries; and in the Bible, it’s one of three gifts that the wise men offered to Jesus — possibly because of its apparent healing powers.
Frankincense can ease both inflammation and pain. It’s also a fast acting supplement that may help with osteoarthritis pain, and may also help reduce cartilage loss and hinder autoimmune mechanisms. In 2006, a study published in Planta Medica showed a number of ways the boswellic acid in frankincense might fight inflammation. The authors noted that Boswellic acid inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, and it might also target free radicals.
All playing a role in inflammation. And, combining frankincense with curcumin — (our friend in turmeric) — may increase its potency.
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Nourishing your body is an act of self-care, and that involves radical self love. Celebrate yourself and your being, and open up your awareness by testing out some of the practical herbal remedies we’ve named in this article!