Herbs contribute a lot in making you look young and healthy with its various anti-aging benefits. So if you want to look young and healthy, it’s worth including these herbs into your diet.

1. Basil

Basil has a great taste and helps with digestion by killing worms and viruses. It contains flavonoids which protect cell function and structure. As its high in vitamin K, it helps strengthen bones.

2. Cinnamon

cinnamon

Cinnamon helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, stabilizes sugar spikes when eaten with sweet foods and is great for the gut as its anti-inflammatory and kills bacteria and fungi.

3. Cilantro

Cilantro

Both the leaves and seeds are power-packed anti-inflammatories which help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels and digests fats.

4. Cumin

This is a detoxer and free-radical scavenger which helps with nutrient uptake by stimulating the production of pancreative enzymes.

5. Fennel

Fennel

Both the vegetable bulb and seeds have great anti-aging benefits. It is antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and great for the digestive system. It’s also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

6. Ginger

ginger

Ginger is famous for its anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory and digestion properties. Studies have also proven that it’s good for joints and thus helpful with aching muscles, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal disorders. It is also known to help in stopping tumor growth.

7. Lavender

Lavender helps soothes the nervous system and helps with anxiety and depression as it is a mood and sleep enhancer. Its essential oil is found in flowers which is extracted by drying the buds. Not only can lavender be eaten, its essential oil can be inhaled or used as a pillow too.

8. Parsley

Parsley has extremely high chlorophyll levels and is full of folic acid, iron, vitamin C and other minerals and anti-inflammatory flavonoids which are free-radical scavengers. It also has anti-cancer properties and blood-sugar reducing effects which makes it a youthing essential if eaten regularly.

9. Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary helps keep you young and healthy through its powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It also stimulates the immune system to improve your digestion and is a gentle liver detoxer. As it strengthens the tiny blood vessels which are good for the skin and brain blood flow, it is often referred to as the herb of remembrance.

10. Thyme

Thyme is a great antioxidant which boost immunity in the gut and your brain function. It’s essential oil thymol is an important ingredient in commercial mouthwashes for its antiseptic qualities.

11. Garlic

Garlic contains allicin which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. It also removes heavy metals from the body, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels, helps prevent cancer and is an antiviral and antifungal agent. It also contains essential minerals and vitamins like iron, potassium, mineral and vitamin C to keep your body in good health.

12. Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric contains antioxidants which protect the cells from free radical destruction. It thus helps reduce the risk of many deadly diseases like heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. As it cools the inflammation behind many modern ailments, it helps improve and extend your life. Topical application on the skin also delays the appearance of skin aging.

So if you want to look young and healthy, you just have to include as many of these 12 herbs to your everyday diet as possible.