Autoimmune disorders are very difficult to live with. With an autoimmune disorder, the body basically attacks its own cells and organs because it sees them as invading pathogens. Disorders such as Celiac disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and Rheumatoid arthritis are all autoimmune, and they all have one thing in common: inflammation.
When the body attacks itself, it causes a lot of swelling around the part that is being attacked. This swelling is very painful, and it can be both debilitating and immobilizing. Countering the inflammation is the key to reducing pain, so here are a few teas to help you with the swelling caused by your autoimmune disorder:
A study conducted at the Oregon State University found that green tea can help to fight autoimmune disorders. Green tea contains EGCG, a polyphenol that provides dozens of other health benefits. ECGC can influence your immune system, to a certain extent preventing it from attacking your own cells. It can reduce the severity of the autoimmune disorder, though there is no known cure.
Chronic pain can often be caused by inflammatory foods like white sugar, white flour, and artificial foods. Preventing the inflammation is possible thanks to the Vitamin C is rosehip tea, which helps to boost your immune health.
The oil of the eucalyptus leaf contains a nutrient called eucalyptol, which has been found to reduce congestion in the lungs and inflammation in the body. Drinking eucalyptus tea will be a good way to get a low dose of this useful nutrient, which will reduce the swelling caused by your autoimmune disorder.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory root, as it contains zingerone, an antioxidant that can help to reduce swelling in your throat and lungs. You can drink a cup or two of ginger tea, and you’ll find that it can help to relax your muscles and reduce the swelling in your body.
You may not want to make a tea with only turmeric, as the bright yellow root has a very strong flavor. However, our Stimulating Tea contains the root, which has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic healers to deal with autoimmune disorders. Thanks to the curcumin in the root, you can reduce the inflammation and pain caused by your arthritis, tendonitis, and other autoimmune disorders.
Always consult your physician before beginning any herbal treatment program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate treatment plan.