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9 Ways Adaptogenic Herbs can Contribute to your Health


what are Adaptogens?

Adaptogenic herbs are a group of natural substances that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western herbalism. These herbs are available in tinctures and herbs from a variety of businesses including Enerhealth Botanicals. These herbs are believed to help the body adapt to various stressors and promote overall well-being.

How Can Adaptogenic Herbs Make your Health Better?

1. Stress Reduction: Adaptogenic herbs are known for their ability to help the body cope with stress by regulating the stress response system. They can balance the levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, in the body, which may lead to reduced feelings of anxiety and fatigue.

A few of the herbs associated with reducing stress are:

· Ashwagandha (WI Thania somnifera)

· Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)

· Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum, also known as Tulsi)

· Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)

2. Improved Energy and Stamina: By supporting the adrenal glands and balancing hormone levels, adaptogenic herbs may enhance physical endurance and mental stamina. This can lead to increased energy levels and improved focus and concentration.

A few of the herbs associated with improving energy and stamina are:

· Panax Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

· Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus, also known as Siberian Ginseng)

· Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)

· Astragalus (Astragalus membranace

3. Enhanced Immune Function: Some adaptogens have been shown to boost the immune system, making the body more resilient to infections and illnesses.

A few of the herbs associated with enhancing immune function are:

· Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

· Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

· Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

· Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

· Echinacea Pupurea & Angustifolia)

· Osha Root (Ligusticum porteri)

4. Hormonal Balance: Adaptogenic herbs can help regulate hormonal levels, particularly in women, which may alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances like irregular periods, menopause, and PMS. 

A few of the herbs associated with hormonal balance are:

· Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

· Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

· Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)

· Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus)

· Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)

5. Cardiovascular Support: Certain adaptogens have demonstrated potential in improving cardiovascular health. My favorite combination is the Heart Support Formula from Enerhealth Botanicals.

A few of the herbs associated with Cardiovascular system are:

· Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)

· Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)

· Panax Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

· Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)

6. Cognitive Function: Adaptogens are believed to enhance cognitive function, memory, and mental clarity, promoting overall brain health. There are several formulations that have some of the herbs listed below and more included in them, Focus and Memory from Enerhealth Botanicals stands out although there are many options.

A few of the single herbs associated with Cognitive health are:

· Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)

· Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo biloba)

· Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

· Lion's Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)

7. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Some adaptogenic herbs possess anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation and associated health issues.

A few of the herbs associated with anti-inflammatory effects are:

· Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

· Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

· Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

· Boswellia (Boswellia serrata)

8. Anti-Aging Properties: Adaptogens are rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals and oxidative stress, potentially slowing down the aging process and promoting healthy skin. These herbs and formulations using these and many others are very popular currently as Longevity Formulas.

A few of the herbs associated with Longevity include:

· Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)

· Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

· Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)

· Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

9. Sleep Support: Some adaptogens have calming effects and may aid in promoting better sleep patterns, alleviating insomnia, and sleep disturbances. One of the most prevalent issues in western society is lack of good REM sleep. There are many formulas in the marketplace and the Sleep Right Formula from Enerhealth Botanicals stands out. It is a blended herbal tincture that supports relaxation in mind and body. Use this formula to help you get to sleep and stay there.

A few of the herbs associated with better sleep are:

· Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

· Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)

· Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

· Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Please note that the herbs listed above is not exhaustive, and there are many other adaptogenic herbs used in traditional medicine systems. Additionally, scientific research on these herbs is ongoing, and while they show promise, their effectiveness may vary from person to person. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using adaptogens, especially if you have specific health concerns or are taking medications.













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