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Top 12 Superfood Herbs and Spices

Top 12 Superfood Herbs and Spices

Many herbs and spices fall within the category of powerful anti-inflammatory superfoods because they are rich in phytochemicals. Researchers from the University of Michigan have found, for example, that holy basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin. Why are anti-inflammatory foods important for good health? Because inflammation is suspected to play a key role in heart disease, cancer, atherosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, allergies, and more.

Why not sprinkle some of these powerful healing herbs and spices on your foods? Here are the top 12 anti-inflammatory herbs and spices.

Ginger
Turmeric
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Rosemary
Basil
Cardamon
Chives
Cilantro
Cloves
Garlic
Parsley

Herbs work on inflammation in a multi-faceted holistic and balanced way without the side effects of drugs.

Read more: Food, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:11PM PDT on May 19, 2013

Great post and website, thank you!

5:45AM PDT on May 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:23AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Great info ~ Thanks!

6:42AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

I love most of these! Thanks

5:01AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Natures wonder!

3:25AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

fantastic, short but informative! and not spread over 10 pages, yipee!

1:18PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thank you for the information! (P,T)

11:09AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thanks for the article.

1:00AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

thanks

7:18AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

I love all these herbs and spices!

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