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Which Herbs are Adaptogens?

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Which Herbs are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are a special class of herbs that are known for their multi-level ability to protect and prevent the body and mind from the damaging effects of physical, biological, and emotional stress that you may have faced in your past, or are currently dealing with. They target multiple functions in the body and provide it what you need in that moment by interacting with our endocrine system.

We've put together a lit of adaptogens that will be beneficial to your body, including American Ginseng Root, Ashwagandha Root, Asian Ginseng Root, Cordyceps Mushroom, Dan Shen Root, Eleuthero Root, Holy Basil (Tulsi) herb, Jiogulan herb, Licorice Rhizome, Reishi fungus, Rhaponticum Root, Rhodiola Root, Wu Wi Zi berries and seeds (Schisandra), Astragalus, and Maca Root.

Holy Basil

  • If you're feeling stressed or overworked, Holy Basil will help to lower stress levels, helping you to feel at ease again. 

  • This is available in our Stress Free Tonic formula

Schisandra

  • Improve liver function and gastrointestinal fatigue and mediate the fight-or-flight response.

Eleuthero

Ashwagandha

  • Increase vigor and strength and restore sexual wellness

  • Normalizes the sleep cycle

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Available in our Stress Free Tonic formula

Astragalus

  • Strengthens, protects, and improves the appearance of skin.

  • Boost the immune system and is anti-aging.

  • Available in our Immune Tonic formula

Rhodiola

  • Increases stamina, longevity and focus.

  • Help to balance stress hormones.

  • Improve energy, physical performance and memory.

  • Mediate the fight-or-flight response.

Reishi Mushroom

  • Regulates immune system, whether over-active or under-active

  • Relieves stress

  • Protects the liver

  • Improves circulation

  • Protects against free radicals and other environmental stressors

  • Available in our Immune Tonic formula

 

Article by Sarah Baxendell

Sarah Baxendell helps women access the power of herbs and take control of their personal wellness. As Chief Creative Officer at Desert Bloom Botanicals, she designs products and programs that are easy to use, accessible, and ignite your wellness journey. Sarah is a permaculture designer, clinical herbalist, and nature educator.

 

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