Inflammation is a defense mechanism of human body to fight and remove harmful stimuli such as irritants, pathogens or even damaged cells. This most common symptoms of inflammation are pain, heat, swelling, redness, and in some cases loss of function. This inflammation is body’s way of protecting itself. It is not an infection, but rather a response by the immune system to the irritation. If not treated properly, the inflammation may become chronic and cause serious conditions such as Hay Fever, Atherosclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Cancer.
Anti-inflammatory refers to the property of a substance that reduces inflammation or swelling. Anti-inflammatory herbs help heal the inflammation. These herbs should be used as soon as the inflammation occurs. The longer the inflammation remains, the more complicated forms it takes, and the harder it becomes to treat it.