We use the term anti-inflammatory to describe an effect that a substance or treatment reduces inflammation or swelling. There are many natural sources of anti-inflammatories which can be consumed or applied to our bodies to aid in reducing inflammation.
Inflammation is a natural protection mechanism that we have in our bodies. When an injury or sprain occurs, our body inflames the surrounding area to help send additional nutrients to assist healing. Additionally, inflammation can occur when a foreign body enters our system, such as an infection. Still, this time, our body can send additional nutrients to aid the immune system as part of an immune response.
Great natural foods with anti-inflammatory properties include Tumeric, Salmon, Green Tea, Spirula, Cacao, Ginger and Resveratrol.