When it comes to natural remedies for just about anything, there are five ingredients that have been used for centuries to promote health and well-being—garlic, ginkgo, ginger, ginseng and green tea. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these ingredients can do for you and how you can incorporate them into your daily life.
Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs known to humankind. It has antifungal properties, is a powerful antioxidant and can even help boost your immune system. You can use garlic in a variety of ways to reap its benefits—crushing it into a paste or adding it to sauces or salads are some easy ways to add garlic into your meals.
Ginkgo biloba is another herb with many benefits. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and is believed to improve circulation and protect against cognitive decline as we age. Ginkgo is also an antioxidant that may help reduce inflammation throughout the body. You can find Ginkgo extract in capsule form at most health food stores.
Ginger also offers several impressive health benefits such as reducing inflammation, helping digestion and aiding with nausea relief. It also has antifungal properties which makes it helpful when treating certain skin conditions like athlete’s foot or ringworm. Ginger can be added to smoothies or juices or made into a tea using fresh grated ginger root steeped in hot water.
Ginseng is an adaptogen herb with many uses including improving energy levels, boosting immunity and mental clarity as well as easing stress levels. It’s available in pill form from most health food stores or you can get powdered ginseng from Asian markets if you want to make your own teas or tinctures at home.
Green tea has long been used for its healing properties due to its high concentration of antioxidants which help fight free radicals that damage cells in our bodies over time leading to various illnesses like cancer or heart disease. Adding green tea into your daily routine is easy—just enjoy a cup every day!
Incorporating all five of the power-packed “Gs”–garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginger, ginseng and green tea–into your diet can have many positive effects on overall health and wellbeing by helping reduce inflammation throughout the body while also protecting against cognitive decline as we age. Best of all these ingredients are easy to find either fresh at farmers markets or grocery stores or dried/powdered at health food stores so they’re accessible no matter where you live! So why not give them a try? Your body will thank you!