Anti-Aging Herbs and Skin Care Remedies
Aging is a natural phenomenon that is undergone by all people. And as much as you want to stop it, the harder it becomes possible. When you reach the age of forty, or for some even at their late 30's, signs of aging begin to appear inevitably. Several physical changes begin to manifest in your senses and the majority especially in your skin.
On the other hand, signs related to aging can now be masked in various ways. Cosmetics and various food supplements rain down the market, giving much emphasis on anti-aging results. The sad fact is; most anti-aging products that really provide promising results come expensive and non-affordable to the average-earning individuals.
Jiaogulan is a Chinese herb also called the Longevity Herb and in Japan it is called Amachazuru and it is used to increase the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in the body. Researchers use the SOD levels in studies as a reliable indicator of long life. SOD is one of the body's most important antioxidants. Human studies have showed that SOD levels can returned to youthful levels after taking Jiaogulan for only one month.
The Reishi mushroom has been uses by the Chinese and Japanese and is also known as the "Elixir of Immortality". It may have the ability to promote long life and improve the healing ability of the human body. It is believed to lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, has anti-tumor properties, improves liver functions, improves oxygen utilization, and inhibits histamine release.
Shilajit is found in the Himalayan mountains and has been used by the local residents for centuries. It is not unusually for the people living in that region to live to be over 100 years of age. Shilajit has been used for increasing physical strength, anti-aging, increased sex drive, injury healing, enhances mental function and the immune system.
Foti also called He Shou Wu in China is legendary in its ability to lengthen life. Modern studies have show that Foti has toe ability to lower serum cholesterol, prevent premature gray hair, promote red blood cell growth, and to increase longevity on a cellular level. This herb raises the level of the naturally occurring antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in the body.
This anti-aging herb contains phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens act like the female hormone estrogen that keeps you from acquiring age-related symptoms. Red clover can help you cope with the menopausal symptoms and hot flushes.
This fruit is rich in antioxidants that dramatically slow down age-related physical changes. There are studies that show a favorable effect of blueberries in improving the eyesight. It is also thought to reduce inflammation, hypertension and some allergies.
Ginkgo biloba had enhanced short-term memory. Aside from this, another research has showed that it improves blood circulation. One of the major roles that this plant significantly plays in the aging process is that it appears to treat age-related memory loss. It is also known to treat loss of eyesight and hearing loss. However, individuals who are taking aspirin medications are warned in taking this because it might cause a synergistic effect.