The list of plant extracts and foods that inhibit IL-1 beta is overwhelming, even more so when you consider that it is composed only of the items that I have been able to think of and look up thus far, in my snippets of time…how many more are there?!
The following, therefore, is probably only a partial list of foods (and/or their compounds) that inhibit IL-1 beta. It is intended mainly for those who don’t take supplements for one reason or another. I should note that I frequently found more than just one study per food/food compound:
Possibly capsaicin: http://tinyurl.com/csjhqu It is the active ingredient in hot chili peppers and has anti-myeloma activity (see my page on capsaicin)
Ginger extract: http://tinyurl.com/cqv9f7 (also anti-myeloma, see my ginger page)
Ursolic acid: http://tinyurl.com/bn86pr Found mainly in: rosemary, apples, bilberries, cranberries, pears, peppermint, lavender, oregano, holy basil, thyme and prunes (see my page on the anti-myeloma effects of ursolic acid, which inhibits STAT3).
Olive oil: http://tinyurl.com/begrvy
White wine (compounds): http://tinyurl.com/dby9jf
Xanthohumol: http://tinyurl.com/dc8kvg Found in beer.
Caffeic acid: http://tinyurl.com/b64y2s Found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs. Also in, drum roll!, coffee!
Grapes and grape extract: http://tinyurl.com/bzk7rh
Anything from the Brassicaceae family (= broccoli, cabbage…): http://tinyurl.com/aw2f8h
And finally, we should eat truckloads of artichokes, which contain silymarin, an active compound in milk thistle and IL-1 beta inhibitor: http://tinyurl.com/bpyzqj
More to come…