Top best Anti-Aging Herbs and Spices.
I am a huge fan of spices and herbs. Hearbs and spices not just liven up my favorite dishes but they are great for human body as well.
We can’t escape aging. But many of us are aging prematurely.
The leading cause of this rapid, premature aging is chronic stress. Stress is any factor, positive or negative, that requires the body to make a response or change to adapt. It can be psychological stress, including the modern addiction to nonstop stimulation and speed. Or it can be physiological stress—such as eating a highly processed diet…sitting for hours every day…absorbing toxins from food, water and air…and spending time in artificial light.
We can reduce stress by making lifestyle changes such as eating better and exercising.
In the video below, you can see my garden filled with lot of herbs.
Spices can collectively help your skin look younger and softer. Many spices contain antioxidants which protect your skin from sun dent and help you overcome aging. Since they are rich in antioxidants they act as anti-aging agents. They firm up your skin by keeping it moisturized. They also remove some toxins. In fact, many herbs and spices rank even higher in antioxidant activity than fruits and vegetables, some spices such as cloves, turmeric, and cinnamon have as much as 10 to 50 times more antioxidants compared to blueberries.
The benefits of the antioxidants in these spices include protection against most serious degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, and overall aging.
Turmeric has yellow-orange pigment, curcumin, is the main active ingredient in the spice. Amazingly, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits are comparable to drugs like hydrocortisone and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines like Advil and Motrin. But, unlike the drugs, curcumin is not toxic at all, it does not have the dangerous side effects.
Curcumin is more effective at slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s disease than many medications, because it decreases inflammation and oxidation in the brain. This spice also speeds up the recovery time from strokes as well.
Turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin, are highly effective against diseases like irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, and arthritis. Turmeric also improves liver function, lowers homocysteine and prevents heart disease. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory property, it can help reduce joint pain and aid in healing joint problems over time.
Paprika is one of the best spices to slow down ageing. It is rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin A and C. It absorbs the free radicals which cause damage to the collagen of the skin and helps in maintaining firmness. Applying of paprika on the skin makes you feel relaxed and fresh.
Spices are used in detox drinks and in regular diet. Thus consuming them orally or applying them on skin gives you a natural benefit.
The superfood provided those cultures with an abundance of nutrients, and was also used for medicinal purposes, treating inflammation, infections, poisonous bites, and respiratory infections. It makes sense—two teaspoons of ground cinnamon provides you with 45.5% of your daily requirement of manganese, 11% of fiber DV, and 5.2% of your calcium. The superfood is also a beneficial source of iron, containing 8.3 mg per 100 g.
Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties, such as relieves pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, including arthritis, reduces inflammation in blood vessels that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, as well as anti-fungal and antibacterial.
Cumin is another spice that is especially high in antioxidants, but cumin is known for being especially good for digestion. It stimulates the gallbladder and pancreas to secrete enzymes and bile that break down food into usable nutrients your body can use.
Due to the high antioxidant content, Cumin can help fight inflammation throughout the body, and thereby helps in slowing down the aging process.
Cumin also helps detoxify the body, and is highly effective for respiratory disorders like asthma and bronchitis.
ginger as an effective, low-cost treatment for motion sickness and nausea, and I’m sure many of you have used it for this purpose. I’ve also reported at length on its effectiveness in preventing migraine headaches, healing burns, and alleviating the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.
A great everyday tea is a freshly made ginger tea. Simply steep several slice of ginger root in warm water with the juice of half a lemon to help with bloating, digestion, and inflammation. This tea is also an everyday detox and you will notice after several weeks an improvement in the clarity of your skin. It may also be effective in weight loss.
Ginger is also a wonderful food to cook with, giving your dishes a spicy flavor lessening the needs to use salt.(iv)
Fenugreek is a cooling and soothing agent. You can soak them over night and can drink the water in the morning which may help you exhaust your body heat. Applying this water on the skin and over the eyes gives you a great cooling effect and a brighter, shiny look. It can be used as an eye drop which will cleanse your eyes.
Oregano is herb that contains oil that has anti-bacterial , anti-fungal and anti-viral agent, rosmarinic acid (also found in rosemary) properties. Oregano oil has been used to treat a wide range of conditions from bacterial and viral infections, to parasites and stubborn fungal infections. Although oil of oregano is most often used for medicinal purposes, the herb itself can provide many of the same benefits when consumed regularly.
Oregano also relieves inflammation, internal or external, and can offer relief from allergies, aches and pain, without side effects. Oregano is very high in antioxidants, it helps fight radicals and quelling inflammation.