Award-winning journalist Siski Green has been writing health news and features for Saga magazine for more than ten years, as well as for other consumer magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men's Health and GQ. She lives in Chile where she leads a healthy life, exercising regularly, and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. The only piece of health advice she ignores is to drink green tea. It's Earl Grey or nothing!
Green tea has been linked to weight loss and a reduced risk of cancer.
Milk thistle protects against liver damage from alcohol, hepatitis and chemical toxins.
Used in South America to treat diarrhoea, reduce hunger and as a tonic.
Powdered root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make extracts, tablets and capsules
Ginseng is widely known as a supplement for erectile dysfunction.
The garlic bulb is familiar in cooking and herbal circles as a source of flavour and odour
Ginger has been used as a herbal remedy since ancient times.
The dried leaves are used to make tablets, capsules and liquid tinctures
Find out how taking echinacea tablets, drops or tea might help beat a cold.