Top Ten Healthy Aging Herbs and Spices

by | Updated: July 3rd, 2012 | Read time: 2 minutes

Aging is inevitable, there is nothing in the world that can stop it. However, there are many herbs and spices that can support overall health and normal, healthy aging!

1. Bilberry:  a powerful antioxidant tonic. Bilberry contains phytochemical compounds that may support healthy circulation.

2. Dong Quai: a Chinese herb best known as a reproductive tonic for women. This herb can be taken to support menstrual health, before, during and after menopause.

3. Garlic: is rich in sulfur, which helps to maintain healthy joints. Garlic has been found to support digestive health and normal immune function.

4. Ginger: may supportt healthy digestion by increasing gastric juices, and strengthens the peristalsis of the intestines. Well known for its use in mild motion sickness,and nausea, it also may help support healthy circulation.

5. Ginkgo: may help assists circulatory health by supporting healthy blood vessel strength. Ginkgo may also support nervous system health and may help fight oxidation.

6. Gotu Kola:  an excellent cell regenerator and nerve tonic. This herb also has a calming effect. It may also support healthy cognitive function as well as healthy skin.

7. Hawthorn Berry: may support overall cardiovascular health. This herb is also a potent antioxidant, neutralizing free-radical damage in cells.

8. Milk Thistle: an effective herb for encouraging normal cleansing as it may support healthy liver function and blood sugar levels already in the normal range.

9. Saw Palmetto: is believed to help support prostate health in men by supporting healthy urine flow.

10. Turmeric: a spice extensively used in Indian cuisine. It may help support liver function.

Many of these herbs are available in capsule form as a dietary supplement or in delicious teas for your drinking pleasure.