A number of edible plants and/or their constituents have been shown to delay the degenerative changes in the brain associated with aging. These plants included Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Astragalus membranaceus, Boschniakia rossica, Clitoria ternatea, Curcuma phaeocaulis, Capsicum annum, Cyanum wildfordii, Emblica officinals, Ginkgo biloba, Heteropteris aphrodisiaca, Panax ginseng, Pegasus laternarius, Polygonum multiflorum, Ptychopetalum olacoides, Scutellaria baicalensis, Valeriane officinalis, Withania somnifera and Zingiber officinale. Among these plants, the best known are G. biloba and P. ginseng.

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