Four plants that help deflate the body

Four plants that help deflate the body

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Inflammation is a natural reaction of the body to multiple factors, such as infection, trauma, or injury. According to the portal specialized in health MedlinePlusswelling can also be caused by the accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues.

This inflammation usually occurs in the lower body, that is, the legs, ankles and feet, although it can also appear in other parts of the body. Among the causes are excessive salt consumption, sunburn, kidney disease, liver problems, some medicines, standing too long, blows, heart failure, among others.

In that sense, taking into account the multiple causes that can generate inflammation in some part of the body, it is advisable to go to a medical specialist to carry out the pertinent studies and obtain an accurate diagnosis.

The specialized portal Tua Saude He notes that “inflammation is a natural response when the body is infected by bacteria, fungi, or viruses, for example, or when there is injury from heat, radiation, or trauma.” These happen because the body produces inflammatory substances with the aim of “trying to eliminate the cause of the injury and start cell repair.”

Alternative medicine offers numerous options to deflate the body through the use of herbs and other natural ingredients with beneficial properties for this purpose. However, it is worth mentioning that its use does not replace specialized medical treatmentso it is convenient to have the guidance of a health professional.

Infusion of ginger, lemon and garlic

Tua Saude highlights that this preparation has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the allicin present in garlic. This substance stimulates the immune system and is a natural antiseptic.

Likewise, ginger provides compounds such as gingerol, chogaol and zingerone, which, together with vitamin C from lemon, help fight the symptoms of diseases such as the flu and colds.

In that sense, the infusion of ginger, lemon and garlic can help strengthen the immune system, while reducing inflammation in the body.

How to prepare it?

For this infusion you need three cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in half, half a cup of lemon juice, three cups of water and a centimeter of ginger root -or half a teaspoon of ginger powder-.

Once all the ingredients are ready, boil the water with the garlic, then remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and ginger. It is optional to sweeten with honey.

turmeric tea

Turmeric is another plant common in traditional medicine. It is rich in a compound called curcumin, which It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce the symptoms of inflammation in the body, muscles, tendons and joints.

For its preparation, you only need a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a cup of water. Bring the water to a boil and, once it has reached its boiling point, add the turmeric, then let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes, proceed to strain the tea and that’s it.

Nevertheless, Tua Saude warns that turmeric should not be consumed by pregnant women or by people who are taking anticoagulants.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the symptoms of inflammation in muscles, tendons, and joints. – Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

fennel tea

Another infusion that can help relieve inflammation is fennel tea, as this plant has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Its preparation requires a tablespoon of fennel seeds and a cup of water.

The first step is to boil the water. Once it reaches its boiling point, add the fennel seeds. It should be strained and reserved until the infusion is lukewarm.

Like turmeric tea, fennel tea should also not be taken by pregnant or lactating women.

Green Tea

The camellia sinensis, that is, the tea plant has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so it helps strengthen the immune system and counteract inflammation caused by sinusitis or sore throat.

To prepare the infusion you need a bag of green tea and a cup of boiling water. The tea is incorporated into the hot water and reserved for 10 minutes.

Tua Saude notes that excessive consumption of green tea can be detrimental to the liver. It is also not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women. As with the natural remedies previously described, a doctor should be consulted before trying any of them.

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