I have mostly avoided supplements and herbs because I seem to always have a bad reaction that throws me off kilter for very long periods and makes me lose the little balance I manage to have found. But I had planned this year to try a few anyway, giving it another chance. Coincidentally one supplement I tried recently, which made me way too wired, caused sleep and other problems, seemed to have an unexpected side effect. My face has been swollen in varying amounts since I got consistently sick. When I took Acertyl L-Carnitine, I saw my old face again for the first time in more than a year, with the exception of the swollen, dark eyes circles that are an everyday occurrence these days and remained even with the ACL. It felt so good to not have a balloon face. I really had forgotten what it felt like to look in the mirror and see the face I'd had for all of my life till this sickness looking back at me. I am desperate to have that back again. Later I looked into ACL to see what might have caused this and I read that it has some anti-inflammatory properties. Since I responded so poorly to the supplement otherwise, I don't want to try it again any time soon, but I wondered if others know about other supplements or herbs that may have anti-inflammatory action. I'm looking for ones that aren't too stimulating as I do not seem to respond well to those; with the ACL, I only took 125 mg first thing in the morning and yet it not only affected my sleep that night and at least one subsequent night but caused other symptoms as well. I saw curcumin is one but I'm guessing there are others that like ACL aren't necessarily categorized as being anti-inflammatory but still have those properties also. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thank you.