Can Adaptogen Herbs Help Stress?

Choosing the right Adaptogen Herbs for Stress

Adaptogen Herbs
Adaptogen Herbs

Natural medicine has long appreciated herbs as natural sources for treating stress.  One such example of this is adaptogen herbs.  This is especially true when your body is  supported

emotionally and nourished physically by wholesome food and select herbs.

For numerous people contending with daily anxiety and frazzled nerves, long-term stress has become a widely common occurrence. Adaptogens work through hormonal regulation of the stress response, by fortifying the body’s immune system as they decrease cellular sensitivity to stress.  Adaptogen herbs include panax  ginseng, holy basil (ocimum sanctum), astragalas root, ashwagandha (withania somnifera), rhodiola (rhodiola rosea), Licorice Root  and reishi (ganoderma lucidum), mushroom.   Today I will discuss the seven I believe to be the most beneficial as part of a stress relieving lifestyle.  I have used most of these herbs and found them to be very helpful.

Top 7 Adaptogen Herbs for Stress

Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng is one well known adaptogen and considered by many to be the most potent.  In humans, Panax ginseng has been shown to improve calmness and some aspects of working memory in healthy young adults. Read More

Ever Wonder What Homeopathy Is and How Does It Work?

Ever Wonder What Homeopathy Is and How It Works?

Homeopathy
Homeopathy

The wisdom and logic of homeopathic medicines are that instead of suppressing symptoms with fever-lowering drugs, a small dose of medicine that might actually cause a fever or flu-like condition will be used to augment your immune and defense system. Or,  put another way, it helps to balance your body’s energy, called chi in traditional Chinese medicine.  This energy is circulated through your body along specific meridians, and when this circulation gets disrupted, illness can result.

Homeopathy was founded by a German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann based on the theory that “like cures like”.  Homeopathic solutions themselves contain minuscule doses of plants, minerals, animal products, or other compounds that cause symptoms similar to what you are already experiencing.  The remedies have been diluted many times over, and the idea is that the substance will stimulate your body’s own “anti-inflammatory” response, and this will help you maintain homeostasis. They are commonly administered in pellet form, dissolved under the tongue. Read More