The Top 5 Herbs for Anti-Aging Benefits

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Aging is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to dramatically affect the way you look. Incorporating a number of key herbs into your organic diet can assist in reducing or even completely removing many of the negative effects that go along with aging. Below, I detail my top 5 herbs for anti-aging benefits.

While some people would prefer to shell out thousands to have a surgeon cut, pull, and stitch their way to a younger-looking appearance, most of us are happy with the less invasive (and, often, more effective) approach. These herbs can not only help keep your skin vibrant and healthy, they can keep your brain and body functioning at a more youthful level as well.

1. Ginseng

The two most common forms of ginseng we see here in the west are American ginseng and Asian ginseng. Both are known adaptogens, meaning they adapt to what the body needs, helping to regulate or normalize health and wellness. Just a few of the possible benefits of this root are stress reduction, increased stamina, and improved mental and physical performance.

2. Bilberry

Bilberries are small blue berries that are rich in antioxidants. According to research, these berries may prevent the early signs of aging, including wrinkles and scars. They also reportedly promote healthy vision and eyes, reducing the occurrence of macular degeneration and cataracts.

3. Gotu Kola

This plant is native to India, China, South Africa, and Indonesia where it is said to have been used for thousands of years. Often drank as a tea, gotu kola reportedly can assist in wound healing, mental clarity, and varicose veins. Some reports even say it may assist in aiding memory and be a therapy for senility.

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