Meagan Francis

Meagan Francis

Lemon Verbena has Powerful Smell of Lemon
Lemon verbena is one of the plants you can grow in your garden that has anti-aging properties.

It seems like every time we flip on the TV or crack open a magazine, an ad is trying to sell us some kind of youth in a bottle: an extract, pill or powder that can give us longer, healthier, happier lives.

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But you don’t have to look much further than your garden for some of these “miracles.” The active ingredients in many anti-aging supplements and products are found in nature, and some are even easy to grow in your own back yard!

Here’s a list of five plants with known anti-aging qualities:

  • Sage: There’s a good reason this herb is associated with wisdom! Sage contains compounds similar to the ones used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, as well as flavonoids that can improve brain function and memory. 
  • Rosemary: Rosemary contains carsonic acid, which has been shown to reduce the effects of aging on the brain. It can also aid in blood flow to the brain and help with concentration.  
  • Garlic: These tasty bulbs have been shown to lower cholesterol, thin the blood and lower blood pressure, and garlic is an all-around circulation booster.
  • Lemon Verbena: A versatile herb that grows abundantly without a lot of effort, lemon verbena can reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and increases skin circulation.
  • Rose hips. The oil found in rose hips, the small buds left behind after a rose dies, can help keep skin supple by moisturizing and increasing collagen production.

What's the best way to prepare and consume the herbs of your choice? Garlic is quite effective eaten raw, and adding the other fresh herbs to your food can be beneficial, too. Here are some other ideas:

2 Comments About this Article

  • Louise Howell Shoen
    Why do you have so many home shows and so FEW garden shows!!! Bring back Rebeccas Garden or something like it---MISS the garden shows, sick of remodeling shows..

    Posted 1 year ago

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  • Amber Coschigano
    i completely agree with Louise. This is no longer hGtv, it is just how to buy a house TV.

    Posted 12 months ago

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