Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Aches and Pains


Chronic inflammation seems to be an enemy of many persons, for most of them do not know how to deal with it. Chronic inflammation is like the root cause to almost every last illness and disease.Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, bowel syndrome, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, acne, asthma…you name it! You can put a stop to all this by supplementing these anti-inflammatory herbs, making small changes in your lifestyle and omitting inflammatory food from your everyday food.



Turmeric is known to be a legendary natural anti-inflammatory herb that has ever existed. An active element in turmeric is curcumin and it is the one which acts as anoxygen radical scavenger. This spice has been a traditional remedy for inflammatory diseases and conditions. Researchers have revealed that turmeric is just as effective as an anti-inflammatory drug recommended to you from a pharmacy except that is 100% natural and free of side-effects.

Dosage: 1 tbsp of organic turmeric powder of 4 inches of turmeric root


This herb is sometimes used in salads and there’s a big possibility you have already eaten it a couple of times. Cilantro also knows as coriander assists in digesting your food and has the best anti-inflammatory properties. Many Indian people have used this herb over the centuries in all sorts of Indian dishes. It is rich in chlorophyll which is an amazing inhibiter of inflammation. Cilantro is also great for cleaning your body from heavy metals and balancing out your hormones.

Dosage: 1 ½ cup or a bunch of them


In just a half cup of parsley you get 54% vitamin C of your RDA. Meaning? Vitamin C is a famous anti-inflammatory agent and brings relief to those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Parsley also comprises of eugenol and volatile oil. These 2 components have been proved to be strong anti-inflammatory substances.

Dosage: 1 ½ cup or a bunch of them


The entire world knows about how ginger is so effective and necessary for many healthpurposes. What they did not know is that it also is an amazing anti-inflammatory herb. It comprises of elements named gingerols that inhibit the body from nitric oxide creation and also gives radical protection. A study that was conducted on osteoarthritis patients of the knee who received regular pure ginger extract started feeling a significant drop to their pain. They were compared to other patients who were receiving placebo.

Dosage: 1 tbsp. ginger powder or 4 inches of ginger root.


Here is another herb with the ingredient of eugenol! Basil acts as an A+ pain reliever. Its main component that is eugenoldoes its work by blocking all enzyme activity from your body named COX (cyclooxygenase). This is the very same enzyme that over the counter medications (Ibuprofen and Aspirin) target. This ingredient makes basil a superb remedy for people who suffer from arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions.

Dosage: Quarter cup


This one contains something called E-BCP; beta-caryophyllin. This substance works in stopping inflammation from your body. That can be very useful when it comes to Crohn’s disease, osteoporosis and atherosclerosis. You could have heard of oregano oil. If not then this oil is mainly used in relieving pain from tendonitis, sprains, bruises and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dosage: 1 tbsp.


An extensive study has been conducted just for the anti-inflammation properties of cinnamon. This spice/herb quickly induces tristetraprolin expressions. It also has therapeutic effects for inflammatory related diseases. Not to mention has a great taste that can be matched with ginger, dates, banana and is also a great smoothie ingredient.

Dosage: 1 ½ tsp


Putting aside the fact that this herb is just amazing for digestion it also works wonders as an inflammation reliever. If you concoct a cup of mint tea it works just like aspirin. Topically this scented herb is best for sprains and swellings and bruises. It has a cooling sensation that immediately heals your injuries.

Dosage: ¼ cup


This one might not be as effective as ginger or turmeric but it still is a great pain reliever. An active ingredient in it is named Carnosol and helps with targeting many pathways that lead to cancer and inflammation. It stops the production of nitric oxide that is produced while a body part is inflamed.