Useful Herbs for Men Over 50

Useful Herbs for Men Over 50

Aging exposes men to several health problems, from weak bones to issues with the prostate, high blood pressure, and more. For thousands of years, herbs have been used for their remarkable healing properties. One of the best things about them is that they are supposedly safer than doctor-prescribed medicine. Though they have their own side effects, if you have an underlying problem aggravated by medicine, you can use herbal remedies to meet your nutritional needs.  

According to research published in 2007, aging men have a shorter life span and poorer health than women. Moreover, men deal with far more complex chronic conditions that affect them emotionally and physically. 

Therefore, older men should consider trying Hawthorn tincture or Saw Palmetto tincture to handle various health problems. Let’s look at some of the herbs that support men’s health:

Herbs for men's health


Hawthorn’s leaves and fruit (tiny berries) are rich in nutrients. For hundreds of years, the Hawthorn berry has been used as an herbal remedy to soothe heart issues, high blood pressure, and digestive problems. 

Hawthorn tincture was first used as a heart tonic in Rome. Besides supporting cardiovascular health, it helps people deal with the heart’s emotional aspects, such as grief. 

A few other benefits of Hawthorn include:

  • Prevents free radicals from harming the body
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties 
  • May lower blood pressure
  • May improve blood cholesterol levels
  • Aids in digestion
  • Has anti-aging properties
  • May reduce anxiety


Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is a palm tree belonging to North America’s southeast region. Its stalk has saw-like teeth attached to the leaves, and the tree produces edible dark berries. Native Americans have used Saw Palmetto tincture for its diuretic, cough-reducing, nutritional, aphrodisiac, and sedative purposes. 

Saw Palmetto is known for its prostate health benefits. It slows the production of 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT), by converting testosterone that enlarges the prostate. The extract of this tree inhibits a specific hormone production that helps avoid prostate issues. 

A few other benefits of Saw Palmetto include:

  • May stop hair loss
  • May improve urinary tract function
  • May decrease inflammation
  • May boost prostate health
  • May regulate testosterone levels



Cordyceps is a type of parasitic fungi which grows on insect larvae. The fungus attacks its host, replacing the tissue and sprouting slender, long stems, which extend outside the host’s body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the remains of the fungi and insects were hand-collected and dried to treat sickness, fatigue, low sex drive, and kidney disease.

Following are a few benefits that Cordyceps tincture offers:

  • May improve exercise performance
  • Has anti-aging properties
  • May slow the growth of tumors
  • May help control type 2 diabetes
  • May fight inflammation


Red Clover

Red Clover belongs to the family of beans and peas. The dark-pink plant originates from North Africa, Asia, and Europe. The extract of this herbaceous plant is used to make essential oils and flowers for garnish. 

Red Clover tincture is a traditional medicine that eases many problems in older men and women. While more research has yet to be done on this plant to find out what benefits it offers, here are a couple that has been proved:

  • Supports bone health
  • Promotes hair and skin health
  • Improves heart health
  • May aid in weight loss
  • May help treat whooping cough


Pumpkin Seeds

Known as pepita, Pumpkin Seeds are green shell-free seeds that are oval and flat. They are full of essential nutrients and provide the body with zinc, magnesium, and healthy fats. A mixture of Saw Palmetto tincture and Pumpkin Seeds tincture can significantly improve prostate health.

Here are a few benefits of this tincture:

  • Improves heart health
  • Improves bladder and prostate health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • May improve heart health
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • May improve sperm quality
  • Promotes digestive health
  • May improve sleep



The herbal extract of Pygeum comes from the African Cherry Tree. Due to its commercial overharvesting and popular health effects, it has become an endangered plant genus. Dozens of research support Pygeum’s benefits, making it a sought-after herbal medicine. 

Here are a couple of its benefits:

  • Helps soothe prostatitis symptoms
  • May reduce general inflammation
  • Eases such symptoms as frequent urination, inflammation, and pain
  • Soothes stomach aches
  • May boost libido

To get your hands on these herbal tinctures, visit the Secrets of the Tribe website. We offer 100% organic herbal products for full body health. Call (800) 219-9120 for more information or to place your order.


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