Inflammation can be beneficial, but it requires balance.
Inflammation is a very normal, desired effect in the body. To rid itself of illness, the body creates an inflammatory response in situations such as infections, exposure to toxins, restriction in blood supply, trauma, and many other conditions. As soon as inflammation has done its work, the body begins anti-inflammatory processes to control the level of inflammation. In a healthy person, this process is in perfect balance. However, when there is an imbalance, the body does not stop producing inflammation.
Excessive inflammation can result in conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, dermatitis, asthma, colitis, Crohn’s disease and many others. Inflammation is also a major source of oxidation or free-radical damage, which contributes to the aging process. However, Ayurvedic medicine is blessed with an arsenal of herbs to help maintain the proper balance of inflammation response in the body.