5 Natural Remedies for Inflammation

Unchecked inflammation weakens our immunity, makes us feel sluggish and fatigued and increases our likelihood of becoming seriously ill.

According to Harvard Medical School, the process involved in a chronic inflammatory response plays a central role in the development of threatening disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s.

In order to resolve inflammation, we must first eliminate inflammatory triggers as much as we possibly can. Once we’ve reduced our toxic exposure, we must take steps to soothe inflammation so that our bodies can heal. Let’s take a look at some of the remedies we can use to naturally and gently reduce inflammation.


Aloe Vera

Often called “The Miracle Plant”, aloe vera has been used for internal and external healing for at least 5,000 years! The Americal School of Natural Health recommends aloe vera for soothing internal damage as well as increasing energy, detoxifying and fighting infection.

When shopping for aloe vera juice, you’ll have a choice between whole plant or inner fillet. The inner fillet is wonderfully inflammatory and powerfully effective at soothing inflammation. The whole plant has the same benefits as the inner fillet, along with additional healing properties. Whole lead aloe vera juice contains the bitter components of the rough outer skin which are particularly beneficial for our digestive tracts.

Whole plant aloe vera stimulates motility of the gut, relieving constipation. Aloe vera juice also reduces irritable bowel, diarrhea and colitis while soothing gut inflammation and eliminating bloating and even restores beneficial gut bacteria.


Dr. David Jockers is a doctor of natural medicine and functional nutritionist who strongly recommends ginger for reducing inflammation. According to Dr. Jockers, ginger reduces intestinal gas and soothes the intestinal tract while promoting motility and increasing productions of bile.

You can use Dr. Jockers’ anti-inflammatory ginger ale recipe to make your own soothing and healthful tonic. Traditionally, ginger ale was produced by fermenting ginger tea. Modern commercially available ginger ales are a little more than carbonated water with loads of sugar and chemical flavorings. But homemade ginger ale is rich in B vitamins along with enzymes and probiotics.

You’ll need:

2 Tablespoons Coconut Water Kefir (available at health stores or online)
1-2 cups Coconut Water
2-4 oz freshly grated Ginger

Combine all ingredients and allow to ferment for just 24 hours.


One of the active ingredients in turmeric, curcumin, is so powerfully anti-inflammatory that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, but without the side effects.

Indians have been taking advantage of the healing power of turmeric for thousands of years, in Ayurvedic medicianl formulas and in aromatic culinary delights, like curry.

You can cook with turmeric or take turmeric capsules to ensure you are getting enough of this gut-healing formula from the ancient tradition of Ayurveda.

Anti Inflammatory Golden Milk

Heat 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
Add 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
Add 1 tablespoon grated turmeric
Add 3 black peppercorns
Heat and simmer for 10 minuts, stirring frequently
Strain and serve


Celery Juice

Celery juice is a favorite recommendation of gut health expert Dr. Daniel Nuzum. A powerful anti-inflammatory agent, celery is also rich in protective antioxidants and is a source of important nutrients, like sodium and potassium.

The high potassium content means that celery juice helps our cells absorb more nutrients and fluids. It also supports detoxification. According to Dr. Partha Nandi, celery juice not only removes toxins, wastes and contaminants from the body, but also cleanses the liver and enhances its ability to filter toxins.

To get the most benefits, drink 16 ounces of pure, organic, fresh celery juice in the morning. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating any food. If 16 ounces is too much, just start with a smaller amount and work your way up. If the taste is too strong, you can add cucumber or apple until you get used to the flavor.

Veggie Broth

Bone broth has become a popular remedy for inflammation, but there are a few reasons to think twice before jumping on the bandwagon. For one, bone broths can be a dangerous source of lead. And we can’t forget that science has consistenly found that the consumption of animal products increases rates of serious, chronic diseases.

Many people believe the curative ingredient in bone broth is the collagen that is released within the bone tissue as it slowly simmers. Did you know that you can get collagen from plants too? That’s right. Vitamins A and C work together to produce collagen in the body and foods that are rich in these nutrients will naturally boost your collagen levels. Some of the most concentrated sources for both vitamin A and vitamin C are papaya, kale, berries, almonds, citrus fruits, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds and carrots.

So there’s really no need to use an animal product to get our collagen. Skip the bone broth and treat yourself to a warming, soothing mug of healing homemade veggie stock instead.

Here is a recipe for a gut-healing veggie broth that you can make at home, from gut health expert Dr. Will Cole. Dr. Cole’s vegan bone broth alternative features galangal, a healing anti-inflammatory herb with antifungal and antibacterial properties. Galangal even helps to restore the lining of our gut by facilitating repair of tissue. You’ll find this aromatic and medicinal root at natural grocers and Asian markets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

12 Cups Vegetable Stock or Broth
3 Stalks of Celery
4 Pieces Kaffir Lime Leaves
3 Stalks Lemongrass
3 Green Onions, sliced
1 Inch Piece of Galangal, sliced
1 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
Cilantro, to garnish

Bring the stock to a boil, then add all other ingredients except for cilantro. Boil 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand 20 minutes. Strain. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with fresh cilantro.

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Healing inflammation will not only protect you from long term threats to your health, but will also immediately improve your day to day wellbeing. You can expect to feel relief from conditions like chronic joint pain, skin rashes and poor digestions. You’ll also have more energy and be able to think more clearly. Start today and begin erasing years of damage to your health by incorporating natural and effective remedies for inflammation.

Goodness Lover

Goodness Lover


  • Jason

    Would you kindly post some resources showing that “Celery juice … breaks down and flushes pathogens from the body.”

    Of course, I’m looking for sources other than Anthony William himself, since he’s clearly not qualified in this area, as the disclaimer on his own website reads:

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    Since you may be unaware, I’ll let you know that Anthony makes a lot of claims that are not supported by evidence. I assume you’re unaware of this, otherwise that would mean you’re intentionally spreading false and misleading information. It’s my sincere hope that’s not the case, thus I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.


    • Goodness Lover

      Dear Jason,

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment!

      It’s certainly never my intention to share false or misleading information. On the contrary, I go to great lengths to ensure that any claims that I endorse are backed by science and supported by experts.

      Although I do not follow Medical Medium, when I came across Anthony William’s information on celery juice, I felt comfortable citing him because of his record of publication in reputable news sources, like the BBC, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. I also felt that his fame and familiarity would inspire more people to incorporate positive changes in their lives.

      That’s what’s most important to me: connecting people with information that can make their lives better.

      You’ve convinced me that Anthony Williams is not the trusted source of health information I imagined him to be. As such, I’ve updated the article, which now cites two doctors regarding the health benefits of celery.

      If you’d like to learn more about the anti-inflammatory benefits of celery, I encourage you to peruse these articles:




      Thanks so much for your feedback and support!


      • Marcie

        Nice reply!!
        Since Anthony is not a doctor, he has to put the disclaimer on his site, but I’m sure the thousands of people who have followed his celery juice protocol and have amazing results can be a testimont if it’s legitimacy, me being one of them, and me being a patient of Dr. Nuzum as well can tell you that it works and is an amazing herbal treatment for inflammation!!!

      • Olga Charles

        My lab results inflammation was over 1,000 and physician recommended Omega 600 mg. I did not know what to ask. I enjoy reading and learning from you. I plan to incorporate these recipes and share with my family. Thanks for the information.

  • Nina

    Dear Sarah,
    thank you for this article. I would like to add to your list omega 3 fatty acids as antiinflammatory agents. It’s specifically the proportion of those in relation to omega 6 fatty acids that matter. The best variety for treating inflammation are said to be the marine omega 3s – among them primarily EPA and DHA. Fortunately, there are great vegan supplements made from algae.
    I normally shy away from commenting but in this case I felt I must share this particular piece of information. You see, I myself recently got into remission from my ulcerative colitis within days of incorporating omega 3s into my routine. Of course, I was already on medication for this and had been drinking “golden milk” for a few months but nonetheless my symptoms went from fairly strong to zero within days and have stayed this way for the last month!
    Thank you so much for your great work!

  • Edward Saulnier

    All the information provided is much appreciated. Unfortunately for many people on a low income cannot afford all these products.

    • Goodness Lover

      Hi, Edward! You’re right that some people won’t be able to afford all of the products. Fortunately, ginger, turmeric and celery can be found at reasonable prices in most places and aloe can be easily grown. I appreciate that affordability is an obstacle to healing for many people. That’s why I share so much health information on my site. I hope the information provided helps people to take control of their health without adding to financial stress. Thanks for reminding me of this important consideration!

  • Kathee

    Hi there! Well, after the enlightening information from Jason and your reply, Sarah, I must say that it would be lovely to actually HAVE a recipe for the celery juice! It’s the only one of the ‘fix-its’ that doesn’t! Will a Bullet work? I don’t possess a blender, immersion or otherwise… Thanks!

  • John

    Hi Sarah I am 59 have hypothyroidism and vitiligo for 35 years . Blood o diet seems to be helping I would rather use a more plant based diet but have concerns about inflammation and lectins such as those mentioned by Dr Gundry.

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