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Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices You Should Add To Your Diet

Did you know that chronic inflammation in the body has been linked to a wide range of illnesses, diseases and health complications? These include cancer, diabetes, ADHD and even heart disease among many others. Luckily, with modifications to your diet you can decrease the inflammation that occurs within your body, reducing your risks of these problems.

Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater is discussing various anti-inflammatory herbs and spices that can help. Got questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment? Reach out to Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’re welcoming new patients.

Turmeric (Curcumin)

Perhaps one of the most discussed anti-inflammatory spices, Turmeric has long been used in Chinese medicine to aid in inflammation reduction, the treatment of digestive orders and even to address infections and certain wounds. Turmeric contains Curcumin (the compound that gives turmeric its yellow pigment) and can be added to a variety of foods and drinks. Supplements of Curcumin are also available in various forms.

Chili Peppers (Capsaicin)

Like a little spice in your diet? Well you’re in luck! Different kinds of chili peppers contain capsaicin (which makes it hot) and is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. All chili peppers contain capsaicin and can be used in a variety of dishes to increase the heat. Supplements are also available.

Black Pepper (Piperine)

Black pepper is an extremely common spice that you’ll find on the table at most homes and restaurants. Black pepper contains a chemical known as piperine (giving it the distinctive flavor) which even at low doses can reduce inflammation in the body along with reducing the perception of pain in some patients. (And it helps the body to absorb and utilize turmeric!)


Ginger is another common spice that has shown great results in reducing inflammation in the body, among other things. Ginger is a wonderful addition to many dishes along with drinks. You can even make a nice strong tea using just the root.

Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida Today

Ready to try these wonderful anti-inflammatory spices and herbs in your diet? Let us know what you think! Interested in scheduling acupuncture in Clearwater or another treatment option? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today.


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