Monday, June 3, 2013

Top 10 Herbs for Men's Health

Hello if you are reading this  welcome   Men have a number of Health Issues that can be treated or prevented by proper diet and exercise. Guys Think of your Body as a Car the better Maintenance you take care of  your care the less it will break down and fewer tune ups and replacement parts and longer your Warranty will last so lets get started.  and Women some of these herbs can also help you too so don't feel left out I did blogs on women's health too.

Disclaimer I am not a doctor or medical professional I am just a guy who blogs and does alot of research on herbs  and I use herbs myself. before taking any herb check with your doctor or medical professional
and don't just take my word for it do your own research empower yourself to learn and better take care of your own health.

I have also included a few links where to buy the herbs I am listing
some can be found in supermarkets, Drug stores and online shops

1.Saw palmetto extract

What is it?
Saw palmetto is a plant. Its ripe fruit is used to make medicine.
Saw palmetto is best known for its use in decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH). According to many research studies, it is effective for this use.
Saw palmetto is used for treating certain types of prostate infections. It is also sometimes used, in combination with other herbs, to treat prostate cancer.

Some people use saw palmetto for colds and coughs, sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and migraine headache. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to promote relaxation (as a sedative), and to enhance sexual drive (as an aphrodisiac).

Saw palmetto might help reduce the manifestations of noncancerous enlarged prostate glands. This would certainly be good news for those men experiencing symptoms such as the need to urinate frequently during the night and wonderful for prostate gland health  Eat Healthy and exercise and less prostate exams later on 

2.Horny Goat Weed

Scientific name Epimedium, also known as barrenwort, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, rowdy lamb herb, randy beef grass or yin yang huo

Behind the funny name of horny goat weed stands a time-tested aphrodisiac that increases libido in men and women, and improves erectile function in men. Known also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, horny goat weed was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts. Today, horny goat weed holds an important place in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is gaining popularity around the world.

Used by practitioners for over 2,000 years, horny goat weed is several species of epimedium, a leafy plant which grows in the wild, most abundantly at higher altitudes. The leaves of the plant contain a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols and an alkaloid called magnoflorine. And while the exact way that horny goat weed works remains unknown, the plant has long been employed to restore sexual fire, boost erectile function, allay fatigue and alleviate menopausal discomfort.

3.Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo is an   herb used as far back as 2600 B.C. for bronchitis and asthma.
s the herb may be effective in treating, such as:
Memory disorders like Alzheimer's or other age-related memory concerns
Thinking disorders connected to depression and Lyme disease
Leg pain from a lack of blood flow
Trouble seeing color resulting from diabetes
Before you run out and start taking Ginkgo biloba, tread lightly. It is known to interact with several medications.Check with your doctor as  it can lead to bleeding risk, a concern if you are on a blood thinner or are scheduled for surgery. Do not eat untreated parts of the ginkgo plant. 

4.Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea are (almost) endless. Cultivated for hundreds of years, green tea is loaded with antioxidants; saccharides (sugar); chlorophyll and some vitamins like, A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Naturally, millions of people drink green tea for the health of it – but what does it really do for us?

Once you grow all those muscles, herbs can help prevent aches, pains, and strains. Green tea, in particular, provides a hefty dose of flavonoid antioxidants that short-circuit the production of inflammatory hormones in damaged muscle. The advantage of Green tea over other sources of flavonoids (spinach, for example) is that it does not have to be consumed with fat to provide readily available flavonoids to the body

1. A great way to prevent cancer
Research shows that green tea helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent cancers such as, pancreatic, prostate, breast, esophageal, colorectal, stomach and lung cancer. A current analysis of 22 studies proved that drinking (2) cups of green tea per day can reduce the risk of lung cancer by 18 percent.
Studies associated with China showed that the more green tea was consumed, the lower the risk for cancer.

2. Protect yourself from cellular damage
The antioxidants in green tea guard your cells from free radical damage. The daily stress of living can (potentially) bombard the cells with too many free radicals which can damage our DNA – causing an increased risk for cancer, atherosclerosis and blood clots.
Unlike black tea, green tea leaves are not fermented and are given minimal processing time. That’s why green tea has more nutrition than other types of teas or coffee.

3. Promote healthy teeth and gums
Green tea contains catechins and polyphenols that help us kill (unwanted) bacteria and thus prevent bad breath and tooth decay. Most people lose their teeth because of poor gum health. Drinking green tea; a diet rich in all the essential trace minerals and, even oil pulling with coconut oil are great ways to have a clean mouth.

4. Green tea will help strengthen your bones
Regular consumption of green tea can dramatically reduce your risk for osteoporosis and arthritis. There has been lots of scientific research, in recent years, to indicate that a combination of green tea and healthy vitamin D levels can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress within the body. All of this will greatly reduce your risk for bone damage.

5. A simple way to improve your heart function
The antioxidants contained in green tea act as chemical dilators – which enhance the flexibility of the blood vessels, thus making them less prone to getting clogged. Green tea shares similar properties with pomegranates and blueberries – when it comes to helping the heart do a better job.
Again, many studies suggest that around 3-4 cups of green tea daily can immediately provide a heart healthy benefit by dilating the blood vessels and offering free radical protection.

6. Green tea will help balance your blood sugar levels
Having a cup of green tea after your meal can greatly improve your ability to enjoy stable blood sugar levels. Many studies have found that EGCG (also known as epigallocatechin gallete) – one of the polyphenols in green tea – influences the way glucose is absorbed. Researchers have suggested that EGCG may reduce the amount of glucose that passes through the intestine and into the bloodstream.

7. Green tea is good for the brain
Studies have shown that a daily consumption of green tea will reduce your risk for developing age-related cognitive disorders such as, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
If you want to prevent brain dysfunction like, memory loss – take lots of antioxidants; reduce the stress in your life and eat plenty of healthy fats – on a regular basis. The key is to reduce the inflammation within the body.

8. A delicious way to improve skin tone
The antibacterial and antioxidant activities of green tea help to prevent wrinkles and sun damage. After all, let’s not forget, the rays of the sun can produce free radical damage under our skin. But, interestingly enough, a 2000 study by Case Western Reserve University – showed that green tea protects against sunburn.
Volunteers had green tea extract applied to the skin on their buttocks, which was then exposed to solar radiation. At a concentration level of 4 milligrams per 2.5 cm square of skin area, the subjects obtained complete protection from sunburn. 

9. Eliminate excess body fat – drink green tea
Many studies suggest that the catechins, in green tea, may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat. Obviously, green tea is not the only way to lose (unwanted) body fat – but ought to be considered part of a sensible diet.

Don’t forget to always buy organic and enjoy!


Yohimbe, perhaps the best known of the aphrodisiac herbs for men, acts on a principle very similar to Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, but doesn't have the side effects of stuffy nose, sniffles, or seeing blue! Even men who do not suffer erectile dysfunction note an enhanced experience after taking Yohimbe. Results are noted within 4 hours of taking the herb


Common oregano is botanically known as Origanum vulgare, Greek for "joy of the mountains." It can be found growing wild on mountain sides of Greece and other Mediterranean countries where it is an herb of choice. Also known as wild marjoram, the oregano plant is a perennial which grows up to two feet tall and bears tiny leaves which lend a pungent aroma and strong flavor to a variety of savory foods. 

When in bloom, the plant sports pink or purple flowers, which are also edible. The leaves are used fresh from the plant or dried. Oregano is one of the few herbs that is stronger when dried than when fresh. Commercially, oregano's biggest market is in perfumes. 

And when you are cooking, don't leave out the Oregano. Oregano has 3 to 20 times higher antioxidant activity than any other culinary herb. Gram per gram, Oregano has 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and four times more than blueberries.

Oregano shown to effectively destroy prostate cancer cells as well as breast cancer cells in  many studies
and yes men do get breast cancer too  so guys check yourselves  just like women do

Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), headaches, and heart conditions.

The oil of oregano is taken by mouth for intestinal parasites, allergies, sinus pain, arthritis, cold and flu, swine flu, earaches, and fatigue. It is applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete's foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea, and psoriasis; as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins. Oregano oil is also used topically as an insect repellent.


(Cinnamomum spp.) is an aromatherapy libido booster for many men (and women) and a super systemic hemostat (as is cayenne.) Cinnamon is probably the most benign of the popular self-medicating herbs. A drop of cinnamon oil in the hair or under the pillow can enhance a romantic encounter. Its use in food complements the usual extremely hyperglycemic foods which trigger a strong insulin response immediately after being eaten. These are the famous cinnamon buns and similar sugary baked foods.

Cinnamon is one of the world's oldest known spices. The tree is native to Sri Lanka where it was found thousands of years ago. It is the best spice available in terms of its nutrition and health. It contains unique healthy and healing property comes from the active components in the essential oils found in its bark. Cinnamon has extremely high anti-oxidant activity due to which it has numerous health benefits. Aside from being used as a medicine by other cultures since ancient times, the health benefits may also come from eating it which can be listed as follows:

1. Lowers Cholesterol: 
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon included in a daily diet can lower cholesterol. 
Also Cinnamon may significantly lower LDL "bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood) and total cholesterol.

2. Reduces blood sugar levels and treating Type 2 Diabetes: 
Several studies have shown improved insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control by taking as little as ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day. Improving insulin resistance can help in weight control as well as decreasing the risk for heart disease.

3. Heart Disease: 
Cinnamon strengthens the cardiovascular system thereby shielding the body from heart related disorders. It is believed that the calcium and fiber present in cinnamon provides protection against heart diseases.

Including a little cinnamon in the food helps those suffering from coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.

4. Fights Cancer : 
A study released by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland showed that cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

Besides, the combination of calcium and fiber found in Cinnamon can help to remove bile, which prevents damage to colon cells, thus prevents colon cancer.

5. Tooth decay and mouth freshener: 
Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fight bad breath. Small pieces of cinnamon can be chewed, or gargled with cinnamon water which serves as a good mouth freshener.

6. Cures Respiratory Problems: 
Cinnamon is very useful home remedy for common or severe colds. A person suffering should take one tablespoon of honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

Cinnamon also found to cure flu, influenza, sore throat and congestion.

7. Brain Tonic: 
Cinnamon boosts the activity of the brain and hence acts as a good brain tonic. It helps in removing nervous tension and memory loss.

Also, studies have shown that smelling cinnamon may boost cognitive function, memory, performance of certain tasks and increases one's alertness and concentration. 

8. Infections: 
Due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic and antiseptic properties, it is effective on external as well as internal infections. Cinnamon has been found to be effective in fighting vaginal yeast infections, oral yeast infections, stomach ulcers and head lice.

9. Eases menstruation cycles: 
Cinnamon has also been found useful for women's health as it helps in providing relief from menstrual cramping and other feminine discomforts.

10. Birth Control: 
Cinnamon also helps in natural birth control. Regular consumption of cinnamon after child birth delays menstruation and thus helps in avoiding conception.

11. Breastfeeding: 
It is also believed that cinnamon aids in the secretion of breast milk.

12. Reduces Arthritis Pain: 
Cinnamon spice contains anti-inflammatory compounds which can be useful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

A study conducted at Copenhagen University, where patients were given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month

13. Digestive Tonic: 
Cinnamon should be added to most recipes. Apart from adding flavor to the food, it also aids in digestion. Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. It is very helpful in removing gas from the stomach and intestines. It also removes acidity, diarrhea and morning sickness. It is often referred to as a digestive tonic.

14. Reduces Urinary tract infections: 
People who eat cinnamon on a regular basis report a lower incidence of urinary tract infections. Cinnamon is diuretic in nature and helps in secretion and discharge of urine.

15. Anti clotting Actions: 
A compound found in Cinnamon called as cinnamaldehyde has been well-researched for its effects on blood platelets. [Platelets are constituents of blood that are meant to clump together under emergency circumstances (like physical injury) as a way to stop bleeding, but under normal circumstances, they can make the blood flow inadequate if they clump together too much]. The cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelets.

16. Natural Food Preserver: 
When added to food, it prevents bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

17. Headaches and migraine: 
Headache due to the exposure to cold wind is readily cured by applying a thin paste of powdered cinnamon mixed in water on the temples & forehead.

18. Pimples and Blackheads: 
Cinnamon helps in removing blood impurities. Therefore it is often recommended for pimples.

Also external application of paste of cinnamon powder with a few drops of fresh lemon juice over pimples & black heads would give beneficial result.

19. Thinning of the blood and improves blood circulation: 
Cinnamon is a blood thinning agent which also acts to increase circulation. This blood circulation helps significantly in removing pain. Good blood circulation also ensures oxygen supply to the body cells leading to higher metabolic activity. You significantly reduce the chance of getting a heart attack by regularly consuming cinnamon.

20. Toning of tissues: 
Considerable anecdotal evidence exists to suggest that cinnamon may have the ability to tone and constrict tissues in the body.

21. Muscle and joint pain relief: 
Those who eat cinnamon on a regular basis often report that their muscle and joint pain, as well as stiffness, is reduced or even eliminated.

22. Immune System: 
Honey and cinnamon paste is good for boosting the immune system, removing regular fatigue and increasing the longevity of an individual. It is also known to have anti-aging properties.

23. Itching: 
Paste of honey and cinnamon is often used to treat insect bites.

24. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

25. Healing: Cinnamon helps in stopping bleeding. Therefore it facilitates the healing process.

Indeed, cinnamon has several health benefits as highlighted above that can be used to improve one's health and boost one's immune system. This is a great reason to keep some cinnamon around. Sprinkle it in your tea or coffee, over oatmeal or a sweet potato and, this will do wonders to your health.

8.Black Pepper  

Yes that Spice you put on foods next to salt yes that can save your life one day and here is how

black pepper is the spice with the most potent anti-osteoporosis properties. It’s also rich in copper, an essential trace mineral needed for bone health and healthy red blood cell creation. Humans don’t need a lot of copper, but low levels can cause thyroid problems and irregular heartbeat.

Use it: Buy whole peppercorns and grind fresh for the best flavor. Pepper is versatile; add it to anything you’d like

Black Pepper Aids Your Digestion
Over-the-counter medications like Tums, Mylanta and Pepto Bismol are popular because people are constantly plagued with indigestion after they eat. One of the amazing health benefits of Black Pepper is, it actually aids your digestion. When you eat Black Pepper, your taste buds become stimulated. They send signals to your stomach telling it to increase its production of hydrochloric acid. This acid helps your body digest food so you don't suffer from indigestion.
Black Pepper can also help prevent the formation of intestinal gas and reduce stomach upset.
Black Pepper and Anorexia
For people who suffer from mild Anorexia, Black Pepper can also help them regain their appetite because it stimulates their taste buds.
Black Pepper and Congestion
Are you suffering from a chest cold? Add Black Pepper to your diet, and this spice will help break-up the congestion, especially if you add it to a strong, steaming hot cup of mint tea.
Black Pepper and Healing Cuts
Another amazing health benefit of Black Pepper is, that it's a handy spice to have in the kitchen for when you cut yourself. The next time you have a minor cut, sprinkle Black Pepper on it. It will help stop the bleeding. Plus, it's antibacterial properties will promote healing and kill germs.

Piperine is an alkaloid present in black pepper, which improves the bioavailability of some nutritional substances and drugs.
It is highly effective against cancer. The phytochemical piperine, present in black pepper, restrains some of the pro-inflammatory cytokines that are produced by tumor cells. This interferes with the signaling mechanisms between cancer cells, as a result of which the chances of tumor progression get reduced.
Black pepper prevents bacterial growth in the intestinal tract. It also acts as the carminative that helps prevent intestinal gas formation. It is even helpful in fighting against diarrhea and constipation.
The pepper has been identified as having diaphoretic properties, which help promote sweating in the body. It also has the diuretic properties, which are associated with the promotion of urination.
Black pepper is rich with antioxidant and antibacterial effects, which makes it beneficial for the digestive tract.
The outer layer of black pepper stimulates the breakdown of fat cells. This helps in maintaining good health, while continuously providing energy to burn.
Black pepper is highly influential in lessening the condition of hemorrhoids
Storing Black Pepper
Black Pepper is ground-up Peppercorns (berries) that come from the Piper nigrum L vine. The freshest, most potent Black Pepper you can get is to buy Peppercorns and grind them up as you need them. To keep them fresh, store Peppercorns and ground Black Pepper in airtight containers away from light.


Cayenne pepper - prized for thousands of years for its healing power.  Folklore from around the world recounts amazing results using cayenne pepper in simple healing and in baffling health problems. But cayenne pepper is not just a healer from ancient history.  

 Recent clinical studies have been conducted on many of the old-time health applications for this miracle herb. Again and again, the therapeutic value of cayenne pepper has been medically 

1. Anti-Irritant Properties

Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.

2. Anti-Cold and Flu Agent

Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.

3. Anti-Fungal Properties

The results of one study indicated that cayenne pepper could effectively prevent the formation of the fungal pathogens phomopsis and collectotrichum 

4. Migraine Headache Prevention

This may be related to the pepper’s ability to stimulate a pain response in a different area of the body, thus reverting the brain’s attention to the new site. Following this initial pain reaction, the nerve fibers have a depleted substance P (the nerve’s pain chemical), and the perception of pain is lessened.

5. Anti-Allergen

Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory agent and may even help relieve allergies.

6. Digestive Aid

Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

7. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Cayenne’s anti-inflammatory properties makes it a great herb for arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis and herpes-related nerve damage.

8. Helps Produce Saliva

Cayenne stimulates the production of saliva, an important key to excellent digestion and maintaining optimal oral health.

9. Useful for Blood Clots

Cayenne pepper also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents factors that lead to the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke.

10. Detox Support

Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox.

11. Joint-Pain Reliever

Extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief for joint pain.

12. Anti-Bacterial Properties

Cayenne is an excellent preservative and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria.

13. Possible Anti-Cancer Agent

Studies done at the Loma Linda University in California found that cayenne pepper may help prevent lung cancer in smokers [2]. This may be again related to cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that might help stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors. Other studies have also shown a similar reaction in cayenne’s ability to inhibit liver tumors.

14. Supports Weight Loss

Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.

15. Pain 
Capsaicin cream is well established as a modestly helpful pain-relieving treatment 

16. Remedy for Toothache

Cayenne is an excellent agent against tooth and gum diseases.

17. Topical Remedy

As a poultice, cayenne has been used to treat snake bites, rheumatism, inflammation, sores, wounds and lumbago.

18.Heart  Health

Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also rids the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

Capsicum (cayenne pepper) is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect on the entire system. It has traditionally been used for overcoming fatigue and restoring stamina and vigor. It is a natural stimulant without the threatening side effects (palpitations, hyper-activity or rise in blood pressure) of most other stimulating agents.

Because Capsicum boots peripheral circulation and stimulates organ secretion, it expedites the therapeutic delivery and action of nutrients in the body. It will ensure the rapid and even distribution of the active principles of available nutrients to critical function centers, including those involved in cellular respiration, metabolic data transmission and neural-hormonal action. The remarkable ability of Capsicum to stimulate organ secretion and even heart action makes it one of the strongest natural stimulants known. Clearly, Capsicum should be considered nothing less than a wonder herb that has scientifically proven its worth! 

If you want to carry something in your first aid kit for a heart attack, carry a cayenne tincture. Even a bottle of Tabasco Sauce might be good enough.

Chronic headache sufferers may soon have some new alternatives. The active ingredient in cayenne peppers, capsaicin, is believed to bring headache relief by depleting Substance P, a neurotransmitter that helps send pain signal

20. Cancer fighting properties as well as prostate gland health
it is thought to attack the cells that turn into tumors or cancerous tumors allowing the body a chance to destroy them before they multiply 


Yes  Mint like Peppermint, Spearmint any member of the mint family
Benefits of Mint 

There are a sample of health benefits linked with Mint. 

Helps Digestion and Cures Stomach Upset 

Mint is a powerful antioxidant and it helps in the digestion of food. Antioxidants are capable of terminating the reactions by eliminating free radical intermediates. It helps the digestive system to fasten the process of digestion. Mint galvanizes the enzymes which are associated with digestion. 

Mint is a very good appetizer and hence people prefer to have mint after eating their food. It is used on a large scale in cooking as well. People prefer to have medicines containing pudina or mint, when they have an upset stomach. While traveling many people recommend and prefer to keep a mint with them so as to avoid vomiting and sickness. 

Prevents Headaches 

The strong and refreshing smell of mint acts as a quick remedy in reducing the headaches. There are lots of ayurvedic and herbal medicines that are manufactured using mint to prevent various disorders. People keep mint products and balms made up of mint to prevent headaches. They apply balm on their forehead and their neck to get a quick relief. 

Helps in Prevention of Cancer 

Research shows that mint is helpful in keeping body protected from various types of cancers. It is said that the enzymes which are present in mint helps in prevention of cancer. The cancers which can be prevented by adding mint in your diet is - skin cancer and lung cancer. 

Helps in Skin Care and Prevents Pimples 

Mint juice is an excellent antiseptic and is a good skin cleanser. It is known for curing many infections and soothing the skin. Mint is used in many cosmetic products like cleanser, face wash, lip sticks and scrubs. Many people crush the pudina leaves and then apply the juice on their face to avoid pimples. 

Helps in Prevention of Asthma and Cough 

The strong aroma of mint helps in prevention of Asthma and cough. Using mint in the daily diet is advantageous for asthma patients, as it is a good reliever. Mint also helps in the cooling and soothing of throat, which helps in the break down of cough. Thus, mint is used in inhalers and medicines.
Mint is a bunch of medicinal benefits and helps in quick cure of diseases. Mint is often consumed by most of the individuals as a mouth freshener. The aroma and taste of mint is simply marvelous and always makes you feel fresh and active. However if you are allergic to mint, you should consult your doctor before consuming it

11. Turmeric   yes only my top ten list has 11 herbs lol

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a super-spice that has a high antioxidant value and boosts the immune system. It is a powerful anti-inflamatory and is popular among those with arthritis and joint problems for this reason. Turmeric is antiseptic and kills yeast and parasites when used internally.

It is a member of the ginger family and it is what gives many Indian Foods their yellow color. It is used in curries and in mustard. There is some evidence that it supports brain health and can help avoid Alzheimer’s Disease.

Turmeric is a popular spice for cooking, but it has a long history of medicinal uses, too. It is one of the most researched natural remedies available and there are numerous studies validating its healing properties. Turmeric provides a wide variety of benefits, but there are seven standouts. Once you know about these seven benefits you’ll be eager to add the spice to your diet.


The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is known as a powerful antioxidant. This means it targets dangerous free radicals in the body and reduces the damage they are able to cause DNA and cells. When cells are healthy the body is healthy, which means turmeric offers general wellness benefits, as well as targeting specific health problems.


Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory qualities. This makes it effective for fighting heart disease, osteoarthritis pain, and other health problems related to inflammation (researchers believe there are many links between inflammation and chronic illness). Curcumin is believed to reduce certain enzymes in the body known to trigger inflammation.

Heart Health

Turmeric reduces the risk of blood clots and prevents the build up of plaque in the arteries, which helps in the battle against stroke and other clot-related problems. There are also studies showing turmeric is beneficial for reducing bad cholesterol and improving good cholesterol, both of which play a role in a person’s heart health.

Slows the Progression of Alzheimer’s

Researchers studying the effects of curcumin in relation to Alzheimer’s cite the health of those living in regions that consume turmeric in high quantities. People in India aged 70 and older have a much lower rate of Alzheimer’s disease than those in the same age group in the United States. Many believe this difference is due to the high intake of Indian curries, which are made with turmeric. Further research points to turmeric’s ability to remove amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain, which is believed to put people at risk for developing the Alzheimer’s.

Natural Painkiller

An article in the July 2009 issue of Time magazine points to a study conducted at the University of Arizona. Researchers found rodents injected with a material known to cause joint pain suffered less when the injections were paired with curcumin. The article also cites anecdotal evidence singing the praises of turmeric for fighting a variety of pain that would otherwise be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Skin Health

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits can be beneficial when applied topically, too. It is considered an effective treatment for psoriasis and other skin disorders, and it is a natural antiseptic and can be used to treat burns and cuts.

Cancer Fighter

The jury is still out on just how effective turmeric is for fighting cancer. Some health experts point to its anti-inflammatory benefits and draw conclusions based on the link between inflammation and the development of cancer. Free radicals and cell damage are believed to be linked to cancer, too, so if turmeric is able to work as an antioxidant it has a secondary anti-cancer effect.


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