Added/Modified on August 9, 2013
Inflammation can be caused by burns, physical injuries, stress, intake of alcohol and so on. It can occur both internally and externally and can be acute or chronic. An individual may experience swelling, redness and irritation as a result of this problem. It is important to take appropriate rest and practice different forms of mild exercises to control the inflammation.
An individual can also use different types of natural cures to deal with this problem.
Turmeric has been used traditionally to treat different types of ailments. It is frequently used to deal with the problem of inflammation by Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners. Use of turmeric helps in reducing the production of chemicals resulting in inflammation.
An individual can add turmeric (1/4th teaspoon) in different food items. Turmeric can be sprinkled on eggs or added to soups. It is interesting to note that turmeric can provide relief from medical conditions such as uveitis and arthritis. External application of turmeric paste on the affected area can give effective results.
It has been observed that the polyphenols in green tea have anti-inflammatory properties. Intake of green tea can alleviate the inflammation caused by different types of bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Green tea may also help individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Green tea can be consumed multiple times in a day as it may not result in any side effects.
An individual can use comfrey as a natural remedy. Comfrey is also referred to as “Symphytum Officinale”. It can be used to cure injuries and deal with the associated inflammation.
It is essential to note that comfrey is toxic in nature. Therefore, its consumption should be completely avoided. Further, comfrey should not be applied to broken skin and should not be used for a period of more than 10 days.
An individual can use hot/cold therapy to reduce inflammation and pain. Applying a hot pack or taking a bath with hot water can improve flexibility and reduce muscle stress. On the other hand, application of ice pack on the affected area can decrease pain and acute inflammation associated with medical conditions involving the muscles and joints. An individual can also take cold baths to get the desired results.
An individual can consume fresh pomegranate juice on a daily basis to deal with the problem. Pomegranate contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols which can help in reducing the swelling by shrinking the tissues saturated with excess fluids.
It can also provide relief from inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
An individual can consume green leafy vegetables to obtain omega -3 acids which are anti-inflammatory. Flaxseed can also be directly consumed to obtain the desired results. Intake of fiber is also important. Therefore, an individual can consume breads prepared with whole wheat, cereals and pasta.
Regular intake of berries can also reduce the problem. Intake of water on a frequent basis can help in keeping the body hydrated and cool which can provide relief from inflammation. Intake of fatty fried foods, pickles and preserved foods should be avoided.
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