Adaptogens: A Directory of Over 50 Healing Herbs for Energy, Stress Relief, Beauty, and Overall Well-Being
Adaptogens are herbs, roots, and other medicinal plants that help the body function better than its natural capacity. In this loud, messy, and oh so stressful modern world, these ancient healing herbs are more needed than ever. Whether the stressor is environmental (originating in your body) or psychological (triggering your fight-or-flight response and causing the release of cortisol), adaptogens are packed with amino acids and/or vitamins that help manage the harmful effects stress has on the body. While relatively new to the western world, adaptogens are at the root of many things in western medicine. Did you know that aspirin comes from willow bark?
With this beautifully illustrated reference, discover how to harness the ancient healing power of plants.
Divided into three sections, Adaptogens covers:
- The history and science behind these wonderful herbal remedies in an easy-to-understand format
- Comprehensive adaptogen directory to help you figure out which products and powders will best work with the stresses of your life
- Delicious and nutritious recipes, from Energy-Boost Chia Pudding and Pink Heart Cacao Latte to Muscle-Building Yam Soup and Performance-Enhancing Truffles
Nature has gifted us with many plants across the globe that are talented at growing in stressful environments. They pass on this talent once consumed. Some of the common effects are:
- Well-being, calm, and happiness
- Homeostasis through self-regulation
- Increased stamina (including in the bedroom!)
- Mediated cravings
- Weight loss
- Reduced inflammation
- Boosted immunity
- Clearer skin
- Sharpened mind and elimination of brain fog
These plants are not a quick fix for a stressful situation. Rather, they are a way to help the body better deal with the higher amounts of stress we seem to be seeing a lot of right now. Discover what plants can do for you as you harness nature's power. Learn how to find the appropriate adaptogenic doses to keep yourself in perfect harmony.