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Best Herbal Teas To Drink Against Inflammation

The U.S. is slowly becoming a country of tea lovers. A report by The Washington Post in 2014 showed that nearly 80 percent of households in the country had the aromatic beverage in their kitchens.

The U.S. Tea Association estimated that tea already became part of the daily routine of over 50 percent of the American population. The country’s consumption increased by 20 percent in 2013 compared to records in 2000. 

These figures are expected to continue to grow due to rise of new tea products and more people appreciating its health benefits. There are now a number of flavors available that may work with almost everyone’s taste buds. 

Tea is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This article explores the top tea products that should help you avoid inflammation as well as potential diseases it may trigger. 

Holy Basil

Holy basil is commonly found in India and Southeast Asia. Described as the “queen of herbs,” this type of tea provides various health benefits, from anti inflammation, lower blood sugar, cholesterol and proper blood pressure levels.

Drinking holy basil has also been linked to reduced emotional, environmental and metabolic stress as well as uric acid levels. 


It contains more than 50 antioxidant compounds. One study showed that drinking brewed ginger each day helped diabetic patients reduce blood sugar, total cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammatory blood markers.

Ginger could also help cut inflammatory markers in people with osteoarthritis.

Green Tea

It contains various compounds, including the epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which offers anti-inflammatory properties that could reduce the effects of inflammatory bowel diseases and other conditions. 

Regular consumption of green tea may help you avoid Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancers, according to Healthline.


The presence of the compound curcumin gives turmeric its health benefits. It helps lower inflammation, arthritic joint pain, muscle soreness and muscle damage. 

Rose Hip

This coral-red, round and edible pseudo fruits come from rose bush. Packed with antioxidants, rose hips can prevent cell damage and reduce pain and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 

This tea offers beta carotene, vitamins C and E and other healthy fat compounds, including triterpenoic acids, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid and betulinic acid.

Tea Assam tea, popularly known as breakfast tea, has several health benefits, like protecting heart health and improving gut health. Pixabay