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Seven Chinese Treatments to Help You Look and Feel Younger

Royal jelly, also known as bee’s milk, is a creamy substance produced by young nurse worker bees. (Image:  Peter Grima   via   flicker /  CC BY-SA 2.0)
Royal jelly, also known as bee’s milk, is a creamy substance produced by young nurse worker bees. (Image: Peter Grima via flicker / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Looking younger is important for everyone. While you can’t stop the passage of time, there are several traditional Chinese treatments to help you look and feel younger.

Goji berries

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, have compounds rich in vitamin A, whuch is beneficial to your health. Chinese have long used goji berries to lower blood sugar, promote new liver cells, and to treat age-related eye problems. Goji berries can be eaten raw, cooked, or dried, and are used in herbal teas, juices, and medicines.

Chrythanthemum with lyceum fruit (Goji) can improve one’s vision.

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, have compounds rich in vitamin A, which is beneficial to your health. (Image: Kanzhongguo Times)

Royal jelly

Royal jelly, also known as bee’s milk, is a creamy substance produced by young nurse worker bees. Royal jelly contains amino acids, a basic ingredient in collagen, which is essential in maintaining the firmness of skin. It also contains numerous vitamins, including C and E, as well as acetylcholine and zinc, which are excellent for the skin.

Polygonum multiflorum

Polygonum multiflorum, also known as tuber fleeceflower in North America, is a Chinese plant that is popular because of its rejuvenating properties. Polygonum multiflorum can promote the growth of nerve cells, lower blood glucose, and improve the capability of the liver to metabolize cholesterol.

Polygonum multiflorum, also known as tuber fleeceflower in North America, is a Chinese plant that is popular due to its rejuvenating properties. (Image: Shihchuan via flicker / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Polygonum multiflorum, also known as tuber fleeceflower in North America, is a Chinese plant that is popular due to its rejuvenating properties. (Image: Shihchuan via flicker / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum is also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese. Ganoderma lucidum can promote DNA synthesis and increase cell division. Regular use also increases your level of antioxidants.

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea is a small, shrubby plant that tends to grow in the cold mountainous regions of Asia. The plant has anti-stress, anti-anxiety, and anti-depression properties. Rhodiola rosea also helps resist hypoxia, and has anti-cold, anti-fatigue, and anti-virus properties.

Rhodiola rosea is a small, shrubby plant that tends to grow in the cold mountainous regions of Asia. (Image: S. Rae via flicker / CC BY 2.0 )

Rhodiola rosea is a small, shrubby plant that tends to grow in the cold mountainous regions of Asia. (Image: S. Rae via flicker / CC BY 2.0 )

Gynostemma

Gynostemma pentaphyllum, also called Jiaogulan, is a Chinese herb derived from a tall, stocky, fruit bearing plant. The herb has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, and is widely used for a multitude of health benefits. Raw Gynostemma pentaphyllum is hard to find, but powders and extracts are available. Some companies also offer Gynostemma pentaphyllum teas.

Ginseng

Research has found that ginseng contains fruit saponins, which help to rejuvenate your skin. Ginseng also protects the liver and regulates cardiovascular function.

Research has found that ginseng contains fruit saponins, which help to rejuvenate your skin. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Ginseng contains fruit saponins, which help to rejuvenate your skin. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Translated by Sophie Xiao

The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.

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