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The Seven Most Powerful Herbs for Inflammation (and how to use them!)

It is no surprise that inflammation is one of the most common issues that I see as an Ayurvedic practitioner.  Although the cause and the manifestation may look different for each individual, the result is the same.  Inflammation is often revealed as redness, irritation, heat, swelling, and tenderness.  This can be an obvious manifestation such as a rash on the skin, painful swollen joints, or sore muscles, or a not so obvious occurrence such as inflammation in the stomcach, small intestines, liver, or colon.  The location of the inflammation, along with the individual’s specific body type (aka dosha type) and current inflammatory symptoms will all be important factors for which herbal treatment will be the most effective for them. Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: How can I reduce inflammation in my body?

inflammationDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am 36 years old, although lately I have been feeling like my age is accelerating at an intense rate.  I am the mother of 2 beautiful boys (ages 4 and 6) and work about 30-35 hours a week as a nurse.  I have had issues with inflammation in my body since I gave birth to my oldest, 6 years ago.  Since then I have had on and off inflammation in all different areas of my body, but the main areas that seem affected have been my knees, my wrists and my stomach.  I often feel a sourness in my gut and experience heartburn at least 2 days each week, if not more.  I will even get red dots and rashes on my stomach and chest at least once or twice a month.  All of these symptoms are at their worst at night, and even more so during menstruation.  This pain and inflammation often leaves me fatigued and drained, especially during flare-ups. Continue reading »

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