Top 5 Chinese Herbs To Treat Inflammation

To understand how a medicine can help relieve inflammation in your body, we need to look at the root of the problem. Inflammation in the body is usually caused by trauma, poor diet habits, infection or auto-immune responses. You will find below the most popular and well-known Chinese herbs that work quite effectively in reducing the effects of inflammation in the body. Chinese medicine often uses the following herbs to treat inflammation.

Hu Zhang

This has been used as wonderful herb to prevent and cure many diseases like cough, hepatitis, jaundice, burns and snake bites. Recent clinical studies indicated that this herb contains many other medicinal properties, to name a few: antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and cardio protective functions. Also, some chemicals present in Hu Zhang may decrease the fastness in the growth of cancer cells.

Chinese Goldthread

Did you know that Chinese Goldthread has a history of two hundred years in the Chinese traditional medicine?

This herb is extensively used in treating intestinal disorders form ancient times and has been proved as an effective medication to address stomach inflammation. It works effectively in reducing the acid content in the stomach. The herb also is said to have antibacterial effects that helps in killing unwanted bacteria.

Chinese skullcap

Clinical studies of researchers have shown evidence of Chinese Skullcap about treating the effect of inflammation on the body. Click here for more information on the clinical studies. The natural herb contains the flavonoids baicalin, wogonin, and baicalein.  The herb baicalein is said to have anti-inflammatory and when Chinese herb is used in the combination of catechin, it proves to be effective in in treating osteoarthritis.

The herb is known for its anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties so. If Chinese Skullcap is used in the combination of forsythia and honeysuckle will help in treating the inflammation of small air passage in the lungs.


Turmeric has a great history of healing the effects of inflammation. It is commonly used in food to add color and flavor to the curry paste. The root is also used in preparing a wide range of medicines. The plant herb is preferably used to treat inflammation. There have several clinical studies conducted by the researchers to prove antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic effects.

The chemicals in turmeric are quite effective in healing the inflammatory diseases related to arthritis. It can also work effectively in reducing the stiffness related to arthritis.

If you suffer from arthritis, knee or back pain; it is recommended to take natural supplements containing several plants; the combination of several Chinese plants increase their overall efficiency.

Here is some further reading on the top natural supplements for inflammation


This natural herb is used in both cooking as well as in medicine.  Ginger is known to solve the disorders related to the stomach and has been widely used in the Chinese medicine.

Ginger contains potential anti- inflammatory compounds called gingerols.   This is the very big strength behind why ginger can be quite effective in showing the improvements in the mobility of the people who are suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger also contains some wonderful chemicals that can reduce the effects of nausea and inflammation. The researchers believe that the effects starts by soothing the stomach but it will also continue healing the nervous system.

In addition to herbs, taking probiotics daily can help buidling a stronger immune system and fight inflammation of the body, you can read more on probiotics here.