Plant-based Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices


Chronic inflammation is linked to various common health problems, from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer. Chronic inflammation can be reduced through proper diet. Daily usage high-quality herbs and spices is a way to boost the anti-inflammatory quality of food. Some of the herbs and spices that suppress inflammatory response effectively are cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric. Other top ten potent anti-inflammatory herbs and spices are:

  1. Cloves
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Jamaican allspice
  4. Apple pie spice mixture
  5. Oregano
  6. Pumpkin pie spice mixture
  7. Marjoram
  8. Sage
  9. Thyme
  10. Gourmet Italian spice

Meanwhile, plant-based anti-inflammatory foods are:

  1. Dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens and Swiss chard contain powerful antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin C—all of which help protect against cellular damage.
  2. Blueberries rate very high in antioxidant capacity compared to other fruits
  3. Matcha tea is the most nutrient-rich green tea and comes in the form of a stone-ground unfermented powder.
  4. Tulsi tea also loaded with anti-inflammatory antioxidants and other micronutrients that support immune function and heart health.
  5. Fermented vegetables and traditionally cultured foods such as kefir, natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and other fermented vegetables, will help ‘reseed’ your gut with beneficial bacteria.

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