A quickly growing evergreen tree, eucalyptus is native to Australia. The tree’s oil can be used as an antiseptic, perfume, or treatment for inflammation. Eucalyptus leaves contain tannins and plant-based antioxidants called flavonoids.
Although grapes are known as a juicy snack, their seeds are rich in antioxidants and can be used to treat a variety of ailments. Specifically, grape seeds are naturally rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, which exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-allergic qualities.
The jojoba plant is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The plant’s oil moisturizes hair and skin as well as removes wrinkles and slows the skin’s aging process. Jojoba oil has also been used to treat fungal infections and inflammation.
An evergreen succulent, Aloe Vera originates from the Arabian Peninsula but can be found in most tropical climates. Aloe Vera contains antioxidants and features antibacterial properties. The plant’s gel has long been used to treat conditions caused by excessive inflammation.
Although Vitamin E is widely used to help prevent and treat heart conditions, it is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent. Similar to jojoba oil and Aloe Vera gel, Vitamin E moisturizes skin and reduces wrinkles. Vitamin E is versatile in slowing disease progression and fighting free radicals.