Anti aging herbs are used to slow down the aging process. They can stimulate blood circulation and boost the body’s ability to eliminate wastes and absorb nutrients. Most anti aging herbs have a spirit lifting and mind strengthening qualities. They resist stress on the body and mind. Anti aging herbs also have a deep influence on the skin.
The most commonly used anti aging herbs are lycium fruit, schizandra fruit, reishi mushroom, gynostemma, polygonum root (he shou wu), cordyceps mushroom, longan fruit, wild American ginseng, wild asparagus root, and Siberian ginseng. Nopal cactus, konjac mannan, wild Chinese ginseng, and gymnema sylvestre are some other herbs generally used. Most tonic herbs also have anti aging qualities. Blood tonic herbs such as peony and dang gui can prevent aging. These herbs enhance the beauty of human body and slow down the aging processes.
Modern technology and improved manufacturing capabilities increase the popularity of anti aging herbs. Lycium fruit is rich in antioxidants that slow down aging. Pearl contains mucopolysac-carhides that have the capability to stop wrinkling of the skin. Schizandra eliminate toxins from the liver thereby creating a more youthful body and a more beautiful exterior. Polygonum increases the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the body’s most important natural antioxidant which significantly slows down aging. Gynostemma has a deep and steady anti-inflammatory activity that prevents aging.
Caloric restriction (CR) is the most important factor in extending life. It is the reduction of caloric intake while keeping good intake of necessary nutrients, particularly vitamins and minerals. The extracts from high galactomannan fenugreek, banana leaf, bittermellon, and blueberry leaf can reduce aging. In addition, these can absorb and minimize the quantity of insulin.
Fresh fruits and fresh vegetable juice are always recommended for the cleaning of body. Anti-inflammatory extracts reduce certain symbols of inflammation such as swelling, irritation, tenderness, pain, and redness. Different botanical oils meet a variety of skin nutrition needs