Inflammation is something that we all deal with in our bodies.  For most of us, it’s our body’s way of fighting infections and healing.  Inflammation does its thing and then moves on.  For others, inflammation can become chronic.

When this happens, it’s time to step up your cooking game and add some spice to your life!

We all know that our diet plays a major role in our health.  Did you know that there are come specific herbs and spices that can help to reduce inflammation in our bodies?

Get Spicy!

Let’s talk about for specific spices that you need to incorporate more of in your cooking that may help your body fight inflammation.  Given that these spices are in most pantries or spice drawers in America, you can get started fighting inflammation right away.

Here’s a quick side note – in this post, I refer to inflammatory markers.  It should be noted that when certain types of molecules (makers) are present in our bodies, that means inflammation is present.



The main component in turmeric is the antioxidant curcumin which significantly reduces inflammatory markers. 

Provides pain relief for osteoarthritis

Use in your recipes along with black pepper for better absorption or take as a supplement that contains black pepper extract or peperine.

Add to chili, soups or stews as well as baked goods and energy bites.

Cinnamon and Turmeric – Inflammation Fighters


Known to increase your body’s antioxidant levels and help to reduce inflammatory markers, cinnamon is also known to effect type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

This much loved spice has a dark side to it.  Over consumption can lead to liver damage.  It is recommended that no more than 1 teaspoon per day should be consumed by the average adult.  Use it sparingly.


Such a versatile herb/spice.  Rich in sulfur compounds to reduce inflammatory markers and increase antioxidants in the blood.

Use often in your recipes – fresh or granulated.

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Black Pepper

May help to reduce both inflammation and inflammatory markers in the body when use regularly.

Season food with this ancient “King” of the spice world.

Inflammation is one of our body’s natural process but if it continues too long, it can raise the risk of health complications. This condition known as chronic inflammation is an issue for many adults due to stress, injury, undetected autoimmune issues and illness.

Fortunately, you can help to reduce inflammation in your body. The herbs and spices listed in here not only make your food tasty and enjoyable, they can help reduce inflammation.

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