The Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing found that taking extra Vitamin B12 and B6, and folic acid slowed shrinkage of the brain by an average of 30 per cent a year in patients with possible early stage dementia.
Antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium, folate, L-carnitine and carotenoids can improve male fertility.
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Zinc helps to beat colds
Research has shown that Vitamin D produces stronger bones and may reduce the risk of getting certain cancers, heart disease and diabetes.
Research suggests that peppermint oil is the best treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
Ginger is good for an upset stomach, morning sickness and sea sickness.
Vitamin C is good for the speedy healing of wounds.
The University of Maryland has found that garlic helps circulation, reduces cholesterol and blood pressure, slows hardening of the arteries and reduces the risk of cancer.