Let’s be honest. If you were granted the desire to push back the leather watch, you would love to do so. I mean, who does not? Unfortunately, none of us has the magic lamp, and no genie will grant us that wish. But hey! There is a world full of magic and wonder in the depths of nature. Perplexed? Do not be, because I’m here to reveal some of Nature’s best kept anti-aging secrets that can slow the signs of aging. So, here we go!

10 Anti-Aging Herbs To Fight Skin Aging

  1. Basil
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Nail Ginger
  4. Guggula
  5. Ginkgo
  6. Ashwagandha
  7. Horse
  8. tail
  9. Oregano
  10. Rosemary

1. Basil

Holy or tulsi basil helps prevent the signs of aging. Excessive exposure to UV rays damages your skin and causes collagen depletion. Collagen is the compound that maintains the elasticity of the skin. In one study, researchers found that topical application of basil helped retain moisture levels in the skin, reduced roughness and peeling of the skin, prevented wrinkles and smoothed the skin.

How To Use Basil For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 cup of holy basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Method

  1. Soak the basil leaves in warm water to soften them and make a paste.
  2. Mix it with gram flour and honey.
  3. Apply it on your face and let it dry.
  4. Wash with warm water.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing properties. It is also said to have anti-aging benefits as it prevents the breakdown of collagen and prevents the loss of skin elasticity. One study says that it also increases the synthesis of collagen and prevents the signs of aging.

How To Use Cinnamon For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

Method

  1. Mix both ingredients.
  2. Apply the mask.
  3. Leave it in 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash with warm water.

3. Clove

The nail has immense health benefits. Clove oil is widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of many diseases. A study has also found that the nail has free radical scavenging properties and contains antioxidants that decrease the signs of aging.

How To Use Clove For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops of clove oil

Method

  1. Wash your face with warm water (you can even steam it a little).

  2. Mix the coconut and clove oils.

  3. Massage on your face and let it rest for half an hour.

  4. Wash your face with cold water.

4. Ginger

This herb has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years for the treatment of multiple ailments. Ginger has high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent the signs of aging. One study found that ginger could control the production of harmful free radicals that affect its metabolism and increase oxidative stress, which is detrimental to the skin.

How To Use Ginger For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

Method

  1. Clean your skin with a mild cleanser.

  2. Mix all the ingredients.

  3. Rub your face with the mixture for 10 minutes.

  4. Leave it for another 5-10 minutes.

  5. Wash with warm water.

5. Guggula

Guggula is a very powerful herb that is extracted from the Mukul Mirra tree. One study found that Guggula could prevent wrinkles (5). It is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit the effect of harmful free radicals.

 How To Use Guggula For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of Guggula powder

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (or shea butt)

Method

  1. Mix the powder with oil or butter.
  2. Massage the mixture on your face (use it as a night cream).
  3. Let him stay all night.
  4. Wash it the next day.

6. Gingko

This is an herb that has been widely studied for its immense health benefits. Gingko biloba is revered for its properties to increase memory, but is also known for its anti-aging benefits. A clinical study found that Gingko extracts, when applied to the skin, could prevent wrinkles and improve skin texture by increasing hydration and smoothness of the skin and reducing roughness.

How To Use Gingko For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of gingko extract
  • 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Method

  1. Mix the clay and honey and make a paste.
  2. If the consistency is too thick, use distilled water.
  3. Mix the Gingko extracts with the package.
  4. Apply it on your face. Let it dry.
  5. Wash with warm water.

7. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng or winter cherry is an extremely popular herb that is used for its medicinal properties. It has antibacterial, antifungal and cognitive stimulating properties and is loaded with alkaloids that protect cells (including skin cells) from stress and oxidative damage. This keeps your skin healthy and the signs of aging at bay.

How To Use Ashwagandha For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  •  ½ teaspoon ashwagandha powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice (diluted)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients and make a paste.
  2. Add a little water if it is too thick.
  3. Apply it all over your face and let it dry.
  4. Wash with water.

8. Ginseng

This Chinese medicinal herb is popular throughout the world for its anti-aging benefits. One study found that a mixture of ginseng and Chinese hawthorn protected the skin from the effects of aging. It improves the synthesis of procollagen and skin moisture levels and prevents the formation of wrinkles.

How To Use Ginseng For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon ginseng powder
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • Cotton balls

Method

  1.  Mix the ginseng powder in water.
  2. Let it cool.
  3. Soak the cotton ball in the toner and apply it all over the face and neck.
  4. Leave it in one night.
  5. Wash the next day with warm water.

9. Horsetail

Also called razor grass or mare’s tail, this perennial herb contains natural silicon that can give you a young and shiny skin. Horsetail contains flavonoids, vitamins E and C, carotenoids and coenzyme Q10 that improve collagen levels in the skin, neutralize harmful free radicals and improve the firmness of the skin.

How To Use Horsetail For Anti-Aging Benefits 

You Will Need

  • 1 spoonful of chopped horsetail sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey

Method

  1. Heat the honey and mix the horsetail bit.
  2. Store it for 2-3 days and then strain the honey.
  3. Consume a spoonful of the strain twice a day.

10. Oregano

 

This herb not only makes your food taste good, but also helps to decrease the aging of the skin. Oregano is a storehouse of antioxidants and flavonoids that prevent the damage of free radicals and delay the signs of aging.

How To Use Oregano For Anti-Aging Benefits

You Will Need

  • 10-15 drops of oregano essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, coconut or jojoba

Method

  1. Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil.
  2. Use the mixture to massage your face and neck.
  3. Apply before going to bed and keep it turned on during the night.
  4. Wash the next day.

byArt EssentialLife

 

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