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Anti-Inflammatory Beverages: Try Paeonia

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Paeonia lactiflora herbal tea is one of our favorite anti-inflammatory beverages for antioxidant support and anti-inflammation support.

What Causes Inflammation?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “inflammation”? If you’ve ever twisted your arm, ankle, or leg, or injured your hand, you have probably suffered from inflammation.

Inflammation is a defense mechanism when the body naturally responds to infection or injury in order to trigger healing. While inflammation may be a good thing, its lingering symptoms may interfere with healthy body tissues and cause serious health conditions. It often helps to relieve the inflammation as soon as possible to avoid lasting side effects.

If you’re wondering how to control your inflammation, you’re not alone. Here, I’ll discuss the potential benefits of drinking a tea made from Paeonia lactiflora (white peony root) for anti-inflammation support. It’s one of our favorite anti-inflammatory beverages.

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Inflammation may be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is usually short-lived, while chronic inflammation may persist for weeks, months, or even years. Some of the symptoms of inflammation include redness, swelling, and pain around the injured site.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recommends the use of Paeonia lactoflora to support treatment for acute and chronic inflammation.

Paeonia lactiflora, commonly known as Chinese peony or common garden peony, is a perennial flowering plant native to East Asia. It’s widely cultivated for its large, fragrant flowers and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

In traditional medicine practices, various parts of the Paeonia lactiflora plant, including the root, have been used to treat a range of health conditions. It’s believed to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties. Paeonia lactiflora root, in particular, is a key ingredient in many herbal formulas used to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and regulate menstrual cycles.

Modern research has also started to investigate the potential health benefits of Paeonia lactiflora. Studies suggest that it may have antioxidant, neuroprotective, and immune-modulating effects, among others.

Paeonia herbal extract mixed with warm water is one of our favorite anti-inflammatory beverages.

Paeonia Health Benefits

Paeonia lactiflora (white peony root) makes an excellent anti-inflammatory beverage. In particular, it contains anti-inflammatory properties and compounds that may help reduce inflammation in the body, which could be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

In addition, Paeonia offers the following health benefits.

  • Antioxidant effects: The plant contains antioxidants that can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, potentially reducing oxidative stress and protecting cells from damage.
  • Pain relief: Traditionally, Paeonia lactiflora has been used to alleviate pain, including menstrual cramps and muscle pain. Some studies suggest it may have analgesic properties.
  • Neuroprotective effects: Research indicates that Paeonia lactiflora may offer neuroprotective benefits, potentially helping to protect against neurological disorders and cognitive decline.
  • Regulation of menstrual cycles: In traditional medicine, Paeonia lactiflora has been used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause.
  • Immune modulation: Some studies suggest that Paeonia lactiflora may have immune-modulating effects, helping to regulate immune responses and potentially enhancing immune function.
  • Anxiolytic effects: Paeonia lactiflora has been traditionally used to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Some research indicates that it may have anxiolytic properties.
  • Gastrointestinal benefits: Paeonia lactiflora has been used in traditional medicine to support digestive health and alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. Paeonia is one of our favorite anti-inflammatory beverages and one of our favorite digestive health beverages as well.

Bioactive Compounds in Paeonia

The dried root of the peony has been used in the TCM for more than 1,000 years for its medicinal value. Paeonia lactoflora contains the following bioactive compounds that contribute to its medicinal value:

  • paeoside
  • paeonol
  • PGGs
  • paeoniflorin

These bioactive compounds may inhibit the inflammatory activities of COX-2, hence relieving swelling and pain. This inhibitory activity also helps to prevent the death of neurons and antagonizes the aggregation of platelets. PGG may prevent the translocation of NF-κB and suppress the expression of ICAM-1 and ELAM-1, which can help to prevent vascular inflammation.

In vivo, a research study in Frontiers in Pharmacology reveals that the herb’s extracts inhibit macrophages from producing Prostaglandin E2, which causes pain and inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Beverages for Inflammation Support

Over time, inflammation has been shown to trigger an individual’s immune system to attack healthy body organs and tissues. If inflammation persists, it may result in health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases.

Inflammation is often treated using NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin, aceclofenac, diclofenac, and lornoxicam. Unfortunately, these chemically engineered drugs have at times been linked to serious side effects such as cardiac arrest and gastrointestinal irritation. Corticosteroids have also been linked to serious side effects and should not be taken routinely.

Paeonia is a great all-natural alternative for people who want to help control their inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Beverages: Try Paeonia

Herbal remedies with anti-inflammatory properties have gained popularity among physicians and healthcare organizations. Linden Botanicals offers high-quality Paeonia lactiflora extract that may help to relieve your inflammation and keep your body in good health.

We sell Paeonia lactiflora extract in 100 gram sizes (50 servings) as YOWZA Anti-Inflammation Support. We also sell Paeonia in larger 100+ serving sizes.

Paeonia, a natural anti-inflammatory, is a great alternative for people who do not want to risk the side effects of over-the-counter drugs like NSAIDs. Extracted from pure natural herbs, Paeonia may provide relief from pain and inflammation, and it makes an excellent health supplement.

To learn more, start with the Paeonia FAQ.

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