Natural Anti-Inflammatories

Those of us who are not sure about using natural anti-inflammatories might first like to know what an anti-inflammatory is, how it works, and when we should, or should not be taking it.

Anti-inflammatories ae sometimes called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's)

Natural Anti-inflammatories are used to minimize inflammation.

When minimizing inflammation, a natural anti-inflammatory will also help ease the pain and stiffness associated with inflammation.

Anti-inflammatories are used as painkillers for many painful conditions such as:

How do they work (NSAIDS) ?

  • They block the effect of an enzyme called cyclooxygenase.

  • This enzyme is critical in your body's production of prostaglandins.

  • Prostaglandins is the cause of pain and swelling in orthopedic conditions such as arthritis or bursitis.

  • So, by interfering with cycloxygenase, you decrease the production of prostaglandins and decrease pain and swelling associated with these conditions.

NSAIDs should NOT be used if:

  • You are pregnant or suspect you might be pregnant.

  • You are breastfeeding.

  • You have a history of stomach ulcers.

  • You are taking blood thinning medication.

NSAIDs should be used only under CLOSE medical supervision if:

  • You suffer from asthma.

  • You suffer from liver problems.

  • You have heart problems.

  • You have kidney problems.

If you prefer the natural route in healing then you should also take a look at the links below.

Natural Anti-histamines

Natural Antibiotics

Natural antioxidants

Natural Blood Thinners

Natural Laxatives

Natural Diuretics

Natural Diuretics
Natural Antibiotics
Natural Laxatives

And Here is the List of Helpful Herbs that are Natural Anti-inflammatories. 

So, having checked out why we need anti-inflammatories, but at the same time seen the many reasons why we should not be taking them, why not take a look at the list of natural "stuff" provided by nature, along with a note of some of the other ailments they can be used for.

Give these natural herbs a chance to see what they can do as natural anti-inflammatories supplied directly from heaven to earth!!

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