The practice of using herbal medicine dates as far back as 60,000 years ago in Iraq. And the Sumerians left written records about well established medicinal uses for plants and plant extracts to aid in health, vitality and well-being, which dates back at least 5,000 years.
Turmeric- Is a good source of curcumin- an antioxidant that eases inflammation. Has also been linked to treating anxiety , depression , and more — possibly due to it boosting serotonin and dopamine levels.
Ginseng- has been observed to speed recovery and prevent further inflammation in exercise related injuries.
Ginger- Lab studies also show that ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may play a role in preventing diseases like cancer. Research has also found that ginger can improve muscle recovery after exercise and reduce high cholesterol.
Rosemary- rich in antioxidants that prevent cell damage, Even sniffing it may be good for you. Researchers think one of its compounds, called 1,8-cineole, may boost brain activity.
Cocoa. The bean is chock-full of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that have been shown to boost heart health. Flavonoids seem to play a role in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and helping keep your coronary arteries healthy.