Inflammation is a necessary and vital immune response or reaction that the body does as an attempt to heal itself after an injury. It is a way of defending and protecting the body from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. Inflammation causes an intense pain, but without it wounds and infections can turn deadly. It has another problematic aspect, a negative effect when it becomes chronic. Inflammatory diseases include heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, asthma, tuberculosis, and active hepatitis.
The core of this knowledge and awareness is centered around alternative medicine, and herbal teas are essential to these alternative remedies. Tea in general is loaded with polyphenols, which are plant-derived compounds that strengthen immune system, and might as well protect you against inflammation. Besides, drinking tea boosts T cells’ ability to react against bacterial infections. These T cells help your body to combat colds and flu.
Here are three herbal teas for pain and inflammation
Green tea is scientifically proven to improve bone strength and quality. It rejuvenates skin cells by promoting healthy growth of skin cells. It helps wounds heal easily. And for Alzheimer, green tea slows the progression of the disease. Green tea is effective because it contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants, or so called polyphenols. It also helps fight inflammation like Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, certain cancers, and ulcerative colitis.
Ginger tea reduces chronic inflammation, as well as soothes the gut. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and antioxidant activities. It also has a meager amount of analgesic property. These components make ginger very helpful in treating against inflammation.
Dandelion is rich in vitamin C, fiber, calcium and surprisingly contains more protein than spinach. Dandelion boosts immune functions and fights off microbes and fungi. Finally, studies show that Dandelion helps slow the growth of cancer and prevent it from spreading.