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Welcome to a world of soothing sips and wellness wonders, tea lovers, and health enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s sure to warm your hearts and nurture your bodies – we’re gonna talk about the Best Anti Inflammatory Teas!

Yes, tea is not just a delicious beverage but an inflammation fighter too. We’re about to uncover the incredible power of teas beyond taste, offering a natural way to combat inflammation and support your body’s well-being.

From zesty turmeric-infused blends to calming chamomile elixirs, nature has bestowed us with an array of anti-inflammatory gems that not only tickle your taste buds but also work wonders within.

So, grab your comfiest blanket, nestle into your favorite reading spot, and get ready to embark on a flavorful journey through the realm of anti-inflammatory teas. We’ll sip, savor, and discover together, all while empowering you with the knowledge to make your tea time not only delightful but also a step towards a healthier you.

Understanding Inflammation

Though this is a very simplified summary of a very complex system, it helps to get a simplified picture of the inflammatory process. The inflammatory response is part of our immune system, which is important to understand.

Our immune response happens in response to a perceived irritant — it could be bacteria, maybe a trauma, exposure to toxins, or something like an injury like a burn.

Our immune system is built to deal with these irritants, identify and fight against harmful substances, and repair injury and trauma.

Some of our inflammatory responses that are common include a fever that your body is producing when it’s fighting off an infection or a virus.

When these injuries happen, our body produces different chemicals: histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. When these chemicals are released, they leak fluids into our tissues, which is the swelling, redness, pain, and heat that we experience.

One of the most important things that keeps our inflammatory response healthy is to not have it on all the time.  When it’s on all the time, inflammation becomes chronic — and you don’t want that!

We know that the foods we eat (and don’t) as well as our lifestyle and preferences affect our inflammatory response – either to make it healthy or not.

And added on top of that, interventions (like medications, among others) may be throwing things off balance.

It’s important to remember that our whole body works as a system and that addressing inflammation should include looking at all aspects of how the body is running, and what helps it run better.


Anti inflammatory tea in a white cup with cinnamon and lemon

The Power of Tea in Reducing Inflammation

Now let’s talk about tea power! Tea stands out as a natural remedy for combating inflammation within the body. How, you ask?

Studies have shown that certain types of tea, such as green tea and herbal teas like chamomile or ginger, contain potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to reduce inflammation and alleviate associated symptoms.

These bioactive components work synergistically to suppress the production of inflammatory molecules while promoting cellular repair and enhancing overall immune function.

Incorporating tea into your daily routine can contribute to maintaining optimal health by harnessing its innate properties against inflammation in a gentle yet effective manner.


Let’s learn about how the polyphenols found in tea might just help reduce inflammation. Polyphenols are natural compounds found in plants, and they have been recognized for their numerous health benefits.

When it comes to tea, these powerful antioxidants work their magic by targeting inflammation in our bodies.

Studies have shown that certain polyphenols, such as catechins and flavonoids present in green and black teas, possess anti inflammatory properties that can help combat chronic inflammation.



Best Anti Inflammatory Teas to Try

Green Tea

Green tea is packed with those powerful polyphenols that may help regulate the body’s inflammatory response by reducing the production of certain molecules that trigger inflammation.

Also, if you’re a green tea fan, be sure and give Matcha a try — It’s like green tea on steroids.  Green tea is brewed from tea leaves while matcha is made from pulverized green tea leaves and has a stronger concentration of antioxidants and is higher in caffeine than green tea.

Two brands I like are Yogi Tea’s Green Tea Super Antioxidant blend which is a super soothing combo of lemongrass, licorice root, and jasmine flowers that support your body’s natural defenses against inflammation while providing a refreshing and calming experience for your taste buds.

For matcha, I enjoy Matchaful’s Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha. This smooth-tasting tea is packed with antioxidants and contains high levels of EGCG, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.

Turmeric Tea

Turmeric tea, derived from the bright yellow spice known for its culinary uses, is packed with powerful antioxidants. Turmeric tea aids in reducing inflammation within the body while boosting immune system function.

It also supports digestion by stimulating bile production, which aids in breaking down fats and improving overall gut health.

Moreover, regular consumption of turmeric tea has been linked to improved brain function and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

With its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric tea is an excellent addition to any wellness routine, promoting longevity and overall well-being.

Two good brands of turmeric tea I like are Traditional Medicinals Organic Turmeric Tea and Numi Organic Turmeric Tea.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has been used for centuries as a natural remedy, known for its calming and soothing properties.

But did you know it can also help reduce inflammation? The secret lies in its powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as flavonoids and terpenoids.

These components work together to combat inflammation by suppressing the production of inflammatory chemicals in our bodies. One brand I enjoy is Taylors of Harrogate Chamomile Tea — I like it’s calming, smooth flavor.

Ginger Tea

Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to soothe various health issues, including inflammation.

When brewed into a delicious cup of tea, ginger releases its active compounds called gingerols and shogaols, which possess powerful anti inflammatory properties.

These compounds work by inhibiting the production of certain chemicals in our body that trigger inflammation.

A couple of brands I like are FGO Organic Ginger Tea and Buddha Teas Ginger Root Tea — two good solid organic brands.


Tips for Brewing The Best Anti Inflammatory Teas

You may be wondering if there’s any special trick to brewing the best anti inflammatory teas.  Well, I do have a few tips for you — and don’t worry, they’re super easy!

  1. First, if you can, opt for loose-leaf tea instead of tea bags as they generally contain higher-quality ingredients.
  2. To extract all the goodness, make sure to steep your tea in freshly boiled water for the recommended time stated on the package.
  3. Don’t forget to cover your mug or teapot while steeping to prevent any beneficial compounds from evaporating.
  4. Lastly, if desired, add a splash of lemon juice or a touch of honey to enhance both flavor and health benefits.
  5. Sip slowly and savor each soothing, delicious cup.


Adding delicious teas to your daily routine can be a simple and effective way to support your overall health and well-being.

From chamomile to turmeric, these natural remedies have been shown to offer numerous benefits, including reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and promoting relaxation.

By choosing the best anti inflammatory teas that suit your taste preferences and health goals, you can enjoy a soothing cup of tea while also nurturing your body from within.

However, it is important to note that while tea has shown promise in alleviating inflammation, it should not replace medical advice or treatment prescribed by healthcare professionals.

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***Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice***



  • Susan Taylor, RDN LD

    Meet Susan, registered dietitian / nutritionist and fellow autoimmune warrior who is dedicated to helping women with autoimmune disease get their groove back. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, Susan empowers her clients to take control of their health and feel their best. When she's not busy saving the world you can find Susan strolling along the beach, jet-setting to new destinations, and soaking up quality time with family & friends.

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