Herbals in the control of ageing

Drug Discov Today. 2009 Oct;14(19-20):992-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2009.06.014. Epub 2009 Jul 9.


The significance of herbals and herbal products is gaining worldwide recognition. The concept of complementary or alternative medicine is becoming much more widely accepted, and there is an increasing belief in the efficacy of herbal remedies. Recently, the role of herbal drugs, herbal products and certain phytochemicals in the control of ageing has been documented using modern scientific approaches. This review pulls together such studies and critiques the efficacy and value of herbal medicines in the control of the ageing process.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / drug effects*
  • Animals
  • Cellular Senescence / drug effects*
  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Structure
  • Plant Preparations / chemistry
  • Plant Preparations / pharmacology*
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Plant Preparations