Adaptogenic Herbs: Live a Better Life

Live a Better Life with Adaptogenic Herbs

Adaptogenic herbs are a powerful yet gentle way to improve your health. If you haven’t heard of them or tried them, you’ll enjoy realizing a whole new world of benefits. You can use them in herbal teas, extracts, and in foods.

Adaptogenic herbs can change your life for the better! Many report feeling more in control of their live’s stressors.

Learn more about these herbs:

  1. What are adaptogenic herbs? They are natural herbs capable of affecting the body in positive ways by reducing stress and its damaging impact.  
  • Adaptogenic herbs often are nontoxic and found in nature.
  • They’re usually used as extracts to balance the body’s systems and battle free radicals or other issues. They’re often utilized fighting stressors such as anxiety or lack of sleep.
  • How can adaptogens help? Many herbs are classed as adaptogenic, such as ginseng and holy basil. Though, many of their roles are similar.
  • Adaptogenic herbs frequently have elevated antioxidant levels. This means that they try to prevent the damage in our cells.
  • Adaptogens also able to support you by improving immune response, increasing focus, decreasing anxiety, improving strength and stamina, and uplifting moods. Since herbs have different properties, the impact can differ. Just because it is an adaptogen it doesn’t mean they all have the affect.
  • How to use them-You have numerous ways that you can utilize the benefits of adaptogenic herbs. One way to benefit from their use is to take blends adaptogenic herbs. This combines several powerful natural herbs together. You’ll find herbal applications like teas, tonics, pills, powders, capsules, and more.
  • The key is to find a way that you love taking, you can stick with, and that makes you feel healthier. Some of these herbs have strong tastes as tonics, so you may need to find a way that works for you. You can add them to recipes or find recipes like our Golden Milk Recipe.
Adaptogenic herbs

Different types of adaptogenic herbs.

There are multiple herbs in this category.

  • Some of the most popular adaptogenic herbs are Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), fresh milky oats (avena sativa), Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), Rhodiola rosea (Arctic root), and Schisandra chinensis, and cordyceps mushrooms. Each herb has different functions to support your body.
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)Helps to boost memory, reaction time, calmness, and the immune system.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)Helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)Works to help combat fatigue.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris)Works to help boost endurance.
Goji berry (Lycium barbarum)Boosts energy, physical and mental functioning, calmness, and feeling of well-being, and can also help to improve sleep and restfulness.
Eleuthero root (Eleutherococcus senticosus)Improves focus and staves off mental fatigue
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)Helps to reduce feelings of stress.
Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea)Helps to hold off off physical and mental fatigue.
Schisandra berry/Magnolia berry (Schisandra chinensis)Works to boost endurance, mental performance, and working functions.
Tulsi/Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum)Decreases physical and mental stress, stress-related anxiety, and depression
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)Works to boost brain function and reduces depression. Also helpful with inflammation and inflammation linked stress, by nourishing the system.
  • For instance, holy basil has antibacterial properties and stimulates the body. It can facilitate memory, help fight coughs, work to reduce colds, diminish fatigue, and improve indigestion.
  • Fresh milky oats can help soothe and fortify the nervous system. It is suitable for those who want to relax and promote calmness. It may decrease or reduce anxiety in many cases.
  • Choose the most efficient form. Most notably, focus on organically grown herbs that are free from chemicals and pesticides.
  • Personally, I like fresh herbs; I like the simplicity and power; I can smell and feel their energy. Many adaptogenic herb applications are made with dry herbs, but fresh ones are stronger and my favorite way to use them. But, I get it; fresh is not always easy to come by.
  • Another thing to remember is how the adaptogenic herbs are cultivated. Look for sustainable sources. Look into growing your own or harvesting appropriately from the wild. Please, I beg you, if you can’t find it sustainably, or if harvesting means depleting a source, please, please, please don’t.  Your desire for an herbal remedy is never more important than the environment or working conditions.
  • You might see labels that say “standardized herbs.” This suggests certain compounds have been extracted from the herbs and then combined together. The objective is to make a more stable blend from bottle to bottle. If you have an option, opt for organic and wild herbs as an alternative of the standardized ones.

Adaptogenic herbs are one form of herbal remedy you may want to try.Be safe, contact a care provider, and get more education if you have questions. Some herbs can interact or have contraindication with some medications, so it’s important to avoid taking them without consultation.

Stress is a major cause of many severe and chronic diseases. Lessen your stress and fortify your health with adaptogenic herbs!

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