Six Herbs to Decrease Aging


There are six herbs that have been studied for years and in many cultures which are very successful for anti -aging or slowing down the aging process. There are other substances that also help with aging symptoms; many are supplements like vitamins, minerals and foods.

Today we are going to focus on herbs and spices that are most well –known for aging symptoms.

Ginseng root, the longevity herb, used for thousands of years in ancient medicines of the world, supports the immune system and stimulates adrenal glands. It is highly recommended for use in chronic fatigue. Siberian ginseng can increase energy and libido, while improving your overall health. This is one herb you may want to take to decrease symptoms caused by stress.

Also, ginseng is a lung nourishing herb, used especially for shortness of breath, inability to inhale or exhale fully, and to decrease the susceptibility to upper respiratory infections.

Ginseng may increase blood pressure so be cautious if on medications for blood pressure. Ginseng can be found in teas, extracts or capsules.

Garlic deters aging, due to the well- known fact that it is anti-viral, anti -fungal and anti- bacterial. If you are interested in slowing the aging process, then brush up on those Italian, Greek and Asian recipes that make liberal use of garlic.

According to research, aged garlic may help reduce cardiovascular disease, dementia, inhibit blood clotting, and control levels of inflammation and cholesterol!

Capsicum is a compound which is in cayenne; it helps by stimulating circulation and elimination. It also benefits by cleansing the kidneys. Cayenne can help with absorption of phytochemicals from veggies and fruits.

It is also an anti-inflammatory for the digestive system. If you want to lose weight, it can help you burn off more fat by increasing the rate your body burns calories!

Try cayenne sprinkles on mangos, oranges, salads or with drinks like lemon water, teas, or coffee!

Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in many countries, for memory and brain stimulation. It can also be good as a glandular tonic. The primary effects of gotu kola include skin healing and improvement of mental clarity and emotional balance. Gotu Kola can be found in extract or capsule form in many stores.

Ginger is great for inflammation, one of the symptoms of aging. It is also beneficial for pain control. Laboratory studies show that ginger contains two dozen types of anti-oxidants and two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds! It’s possible that it may  preserve your memory!

So eat some candied ginger, drink some ginger tea, and sprinkle ginger on your foods. Ginger is great with fish!

(Turmeric is in the same anti-aging category and helps with the same symptoms.)

Ginkgo is one of the oldest species of herb, used in traditional medicine for circulation; it helps the arteries and the brain. Men can regain their ability to have normal erections and is just as effective as Viagra!

To improve blood flow to the eye and prevent destruction of the retinal neurons and the ganglion cells of the eyes your best choice is Ginkgo leaf. It may also help with brain neurotransmitters and therefore may be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Ginkgo can be found in capsule, extracts and in homeopathic blends.

Remember that ginkgo may increase risk of bleeding if you are on aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin) or other blood thinning drugs consult your doctor before taking this herb.


The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook by Alan Keith Tillotson

The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods by James Duke

Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.