What can we do to slow down the process of aging? We can’t do much about the genes we inherited but there are certain factors that we can control to give us the best chance of slowing down aging. Some of these factors are:
- Lack of exercise
- Environmental toxins
- Lack of sleep
- Eating foods that are not nutritious
- Not eating enough nutritious foods
However, some people automatically think of costly cosmetic surgeries when it comes to anti-aging remedies. They are not aware that aside from the controllable factors listed above, there are natural herbs that can keep their youthful appearance or slow down the aging process without undergoing those unnecessary procedures.
Here is the list of the powerful anti-aging herbs and spices that can help you achieve younger-looking and glowing skin.
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that have significant antioxidants activity against free radicals that causes aging. Moreover, it also has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties and can help reduce cholesterol levels, helps lower blood pressure and prevents excessive blood vessel clumping which contributes to heart disease.
Peppermint is readily available as a tea. It can help you with digestion and gastrointestinal problems linked with aging. Additionally, its antioxidant content can help you combat heart diseases, cancer, and disorders related to aging.
Ginkgo is a herb that has been renowned for its protective and anti-aging properties. For years, many people have used it as a tonic to fight early signs of aging. Plus, it is also good for the arteries and brain, and wards off oxidation and macular degeneration.
Ginseng has been priced for giving and increasing vitality while improving your overall health. It has been used for thousands of years in decreasing the effects of stress, stimulating adrenal glands, and supporting the immune system.
Additionally, ginseng is also a lung nourishing herb which is used by those who want to decrease their risk for upper respiratory infection and who suffers from shortness of breathing and can’t fully inhale or exhale.
Cayenne contains a compound called capsicum which benefits the body’s health. It can stimulate circulation and elimination, cleanse the kidneys, and boost absorption of phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables. The spice can also help you burn more fat by increasing the number of calories your body burns.
Add cayenne to your drinks like tea, coffee, or lemon water. You can also sprinkle some of it to your salad, mangos or orange.
Ginger contains different types of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help slow down signs of aging.
Start drinking ginger tea, or sprinkle some ginger powder on your foods.
This spice is commonly found in curry dishes. It can help protect your tissues from damage, thereby preventing signs of aging like scars and wrinkles.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can lessen oxidative stress and ward off various kinds of irritation that causes degenerative diseases.
Gotu Kola is known for its anti-stress properties. It is known to help regenerate cells, ensure healthy skin, and promote increased mental function and emotional balance. It is excellent when made into an herbal tea.
We all know that aging is inevitable. But luckily, you can reduce its nasty effects by including these herbs into your diet.