10 Best Anti Aging Herbs and Spices
On a cellular level, inflammation of the cell tissue is the most contributing factor as to why we age faster than we should.
Asthma, atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis causes the hardening of the arteries and sage will help battle this inflammation.
9. Spice Italiano: Protect the Skin
Just a spoonful a day blended into your cooking - preferably fresh not dried unless kept airtight – will help prevent premature aging, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s..
You may have just a runny nose or a mild ache in your joints, but however mild or potentially life threatening your bacteria infection may be, thyme is shown to kill the MSRA bacteria which can lead to staph infections, such as boils or rashes or the more serious septicemia or necrotizing pneumonia.
Only able to survive on a dry surface, thyme is one way to help prevent such ailments. It is also now commonly used in mouthwashes to heal inflammations and in capsules to treat throat infections.
7. Oregano: Boost your Immunity
Known to also treat yeast infection and nail fungal infections.
Dietitians often advise rubbing some Jamaican allspice on meat and veg or even adding some to your soup as it helps prevent gas, controls blood sugar levels, keeps your arteries clean (depending on lifestyle) and aids digestion.
5. Marjoram: Aids Sleep and Improves Digestion
This however will have a detrimental effect to your skin and body and is often noticeable after a short period of time.
Marjoram has shown in studies that it may relieve stress and improve your nights sleep. Available in local health food outlets, 5 drops of marjoram oil added to your bath of an evening can do wonders to how soundly you sleep.
Ginger, a potent treatment for nausea and the essential ingredient of apple pie spice is an anti-inflammatory wonder.
Used for centuries to treat all manner of ailments especially in the far east, it helps protect against harmful fungi and bacteria. It can boost your immune system, lower your cholesterol levels, prevent the oxidation of the bad cholesterol LDL and protect against atherosclerosis.
3. Cloves: Fight Pretty Much Everything
Cloves score second in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity score chart, or alternatively they have the 2nd highest ORAC value that scientists are currently aware of today – 2nd behind Bran and Sumac, a high-tannin variety of sorghum.
Cloves provide relief for respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, and help eliminate intestinal fungi bacteria and parasites.
They are beneficial also to arthritis and muscle pains and it is also used to treat toothache, gum pain and sore throats.
2. Cinnamon: Great for Arthritis
Cinnamon though is generally regarded to be a spice that we should all include in our diets due to its anti-inflammatory compounds that help relieve arthritic pain.
It also helps prevent tooth decay, urinary tract infections and gum disease, and it has the ability of killing that harmful bacteria E.coli.
1. Turmeric: Fend off Alzheimer’s and Cancer
Curcumin is what researchers attribute to this statistic. What gives turmeric its yellow color, this compound has shown in medical studies to induce the programmed death of colon cancer cells and subsequently additional studies in villages in India have reported that the elderly populations are reported to have the lowest rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the world.
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