Anti-Inflammatory Plants

Try these anti-inflammatory plants to naturally soothe symptoms of inflammation.

By Christopher Vasey, N.D.

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Natural Remedies for Inflammation (Healing Arts Press, 2014), by Christopher Vasey contains valuable information about treating inflammation naturally. The book examines over 50 of the most common inflammation-related illnesses and explains which medicinal plant or food supplement is best suited to ease the symptoms and help the body heal. The following excerpt is from Chapter 5, "Eighteen Anti-Inflammatory Plants."

Plants That Stimulate Cortisone Production

The plants of this group have a "cortisone-like" effect; in other words they stimulate the adrenal glands to produce more cortisone. This hormone will then flow at higher levels in the bloodstream and work its anti-inflammatory effect throughout the body. Since this cortisone is produced by the body and is a natural physiological product, it is entirely beneficial, without any adverse side effects.

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