If you have ever had back pain then you know you’ll do anything to make the pain go away.
Well one of the best ways to do that is eat anti-inflammatory foods that will take away the inflammation that causes swelling and pain.
Turmeric is number one on the list, one of the best anti-inflammatory agents there is… add turmeric to all your favorite dishes and start feeling better in no time.
Green Tea is second on the anti-inflammatory list, in fact drink 5 or 6 small cups of Green Tea a day and feel healthier and also boost your immune system too!
Peppers of all kinds have a very high anti-inflammatory rating, add red pepper, cayenne, and all other peppers to your food and eat bell peppers too!
Ginger is very high in anti-inflammatory abilities and will sooth away pain, help your GI tract and help battle against free radicals with great anti-oxidants, plus help you feel more relaxed.
Onions are great, they have lots of powerful oils in the juice that works to fight inflammation and boost your immune system.
Of course lots of fresh garlic will fight off disease and also inflammation and keep colds, flues, and other viruses from attacking you.
All the cold-water fish including anchovies, sardines, cod, salmon, tuna, trout, herring, boost your Omega Oils and helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and inflammation, even oysters and caviar are great anti-inflammatory foods.
Then all the great veggies especially the greens, such as Chard, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Lettuce, Grape Leaves, Spinach, Chives, (anything green)… are all wonderful anti-inflammatory agents.
These are the best foods for ending inflammation—give it a try and make your back feel better!
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist