Best Herbs for Curing Inflammation [Inforgraphic]

Best Herbs for Curing Inflammation -
Infographic and Article from Uses & Benefits

The Inflammatory Response

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.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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:

❤  Ginger
❤  Cayenne Pepper
❤  Cinnamon
❤  Clove
❤  Garlic
❤  Saga
❤  Black Pepper

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Infographic source and for information about these and other herbs, spices and foods, please visit Best Herbs for Curing Inflammation Fast - Uses & Benefits.


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20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health [Infographic]

Vitamin D Insufficiency and Deficiency
Causes and Health Risks
20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health
Infographic from SolarCenre
Vitamin D Insufficiency Soars

According to a article, findings published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest a dramatic increase in the amount of vitamin D deficiency in the U.S.  As many as three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults may be insufficient in vitamin D.*

Some leading health experts estimate that as much as 90% of the population is effected by insufficient amounts of vitamin D.

Vitamin D's Role in the Body

Vitamin D is thought to play an important role in many human body functions and systems including the vascular system, heart health, skin health, bone health, digestive health, respiratory health, immune health, reproductive health, and weight management (including carbohydrate and fat metabolism).

Vitamin D Insufficiency and Deficiency

Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency has been linked to increased risk for certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), autism, asthma, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), depression, cognitive decline, and chronic pain.

Insufficiency and Deficiency Causes

Inadequate exposure to sunlight and the use of sunscreens is thought to be a major reason for Vitamin D insufficiency. Nowadays, people spend too much time indoors and when they do spend time outdoors many are wearing sunscreens.

Other causes include malabsorption and accelerated catabolism from certain medications.  

Health Benefits of Safe Sunlight Exposure

As this infographic entitled "20 Ways the Sun Benefits Our Health" illustrates, there are many health benefits of safe exposure to sunlight:

   Mental Health
   Reduces Risk for Cancer
   Boosts Immune System
   Strengthens Bones
   Heals Skin Conditions
   Improves Eye Sight
   Improves Brain Functions
   Lowers Cholesterol
   Stimulates Growth in Children
   Lowers Blood Pressure
   Improves Sleep Quality
   Strengthens Teeth
   Prevents Multiple Sclerosis
   Increases Oxygen Content in Human Blood
   Aids Weight Loss
   Improves Cases of Atherosclerosis
   Decreases Symptoms of Asthma
   Relieves Body Aches
   Promotes Eye Health
   Boosts Fertility

Other Benefits of Vitamin D

The latest research indicates that adequate levels of Vitamin D that are also important in autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal infections, inflammation and leaky gut, and kidney disease.

RDA for Vitamin D

Many leading functional health and nutrition experts propose that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D is too low for many individuals.  A simple blood test will reveal your Vitamin D status.  From there, you can do your own research or work with a qualified health professional in terms of nutrition and supplementation based on your unique physiology and circumstances.

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This infographic is brought to us by Solar Centre.  The full size version can be found at - 20 Ways The Sun Benefits Our Health.


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