A Guide to Botanicals for Seniors

Botanicals may be used to help treat everything from allergies to cancer. See more pictures of healthy aging.
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Herbs are hot right now. From astragalus to yohimbe, we're bombarded with information about the herb of the moment, promising health, beauty, and youth. But can they really make a difference? Are they helpful or could they be harmful? Sometimes it's hard to separate the hype from the hope.

In this article we will give you the lowdown on some of the most popular herbs and a few other widely used botanicals, sometimes called traditional medicines or phytomedicines, to help you make an informed decision.

On the next page, find out about the different types of immunological botanicals for seniors.