Inflammation of body parts can be rather uncomfortable. Luckily there are many herbal remedies that can safely and effectively help to reduce the swelling.
Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oil
Oenothera biennis is more commonly known as evening primrose oil and it is a great resource for gamma-linolenic acid which is an essential fatty acid. It has been proven to reduce joint ache and tenderness. It is suggested that you take a dose of two hundred and forty milligrams daily. The manufacture of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins can be increased by consuming fish such as salmon or herring as they contain omega-3 fats. They contain EPA which is eicosapentaenoic acid and they also have DHA which is docosahexaenoic acid. It is suggested that you have a dose of one thousand, five hundred milligrams three times each day.
Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger is also known as Zingiber officinale. Ginger holds back cyclooxygenase-2, in short known as COX-2 as well as some other enzymes that cause inflammation. There have been a couple of other studies that have been performed that show that ginger can help to decrease cholesterol levels as well as avert blood clotting. It is suggested that you take a dose of two hundred to three hundred milligrams in gel cap form three times each day.
Turmeric is medically known as Curcuma longa and in most cases is used in conjunction with ginger. There is a stomach ulcer that causes inflammation and the turmeric battles the bacteria that cause this. You can take it in doses of three hundred to five hundred milligrams of standard capsules.
How to Choose the Right Supplement
Unfortunately due to the amount of industrial waste that goes into the oceans, the fish may have traces of mercury, lead, and arsenic so it is imperative that you buy the right fish oil that has been through the molecular distillation process. The oil will have a Certificate of Analysis which will show the amount and type of toxins and the purity of the fish oil. Fish are also prone to becoming oxidized, if they were not handled correctly prior to the oil extraction, thus you should smell the gel. It should smell of the ocean water and not of an artificial fragrance. You should also check the DHA levels, they should be in a two to one ration between the DHA and the EPA. It is recommended that the Hoki-tuna supplements for inflammation have twenty eight percent of DHA, they are fresh, and they are pure, which means they are more than twice as effective in managing inflammation.