It seems that each day of adult life is just a quest for stress-relievers. Stress will not go away, but you can be immune to the things that introduce it to your lives.
This is where the ‘adaptogens’ come in, herbs that can help you become adaptable either by providing support to your nervous system to ease emotional tensions or by directly working with the physiological processes of your body.
The description may be a bit complex, so here are simple terms that describe the adaptogens’ capabilities.
First, it regulates the body’s usual reactions to stress. Second, it increases other health aspects such as vitality, resilience, and stamina. Lastly, it provides a relaxing effect on the body.
Adaptogens are to be applied to your diet. You can use them as special ingredients for your food and beverage, or you can have them as capsule medications.
That said, here are 6 adaptogens you want to consider:
- Astragalus Root – tonic, boosts the immune system
- Licorice Root – anti-inflammatory
- Holy Basil – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, analgesic
- Ginseng – tonic, hypoglycemic
- Schisandra – tonic, antioxidant, liver protectant
- Maca – hormone balancer, cognition-enhancing
While all of these are generally more on prevention, it is not advisable to rely on them for cure on some of the more stressful situations like depression or anxiety attacks. Before you approach your busy days, make sure you have these adaptogens prepared and integrated into your daily routine.