Why You Need To Consider Taking Adaptogenic Herbs

 

Top 5 Adaptogens For Stress Reduction

Video taken from the channel: Dr David Jockers


 

8 Adaptogen Herbs to Heal Adrenals and Reduce Stress

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Josh Axe


 

Adaptogenic Herbs For Hormone Balance Pt. 1 | Adaptogens for Stress and Weight Loss

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What is Ashwagandha? Adaptogenic Herb for Stress and Adrenal Function

Video taken from the channel: Swing This Kettlebell and Strength


 

My Experiences with Adaptogenic Herbs

Video taken from the channel: Fresh Potential


 

What is an Adaptogen?

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Eric Berg DC


 

Kafina Brings Adaptogenic Herbs to the Energy Shot Category

Video taken from the channel: BevNET.com


Compared to the length of time herbs have been documented for medicinal use, adaptogens are the new kids on the block. A Russian scientist coined the term in 1947, after noticing certain herbs and substances had a beneficial effect in animal studies related to stress tolerance. Since then, adaptogens have been linked to benefits ranging from mental alertness and less fatigue to better mood and higher immunity. Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological.

These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in. Adaptogens are herbal pharmaceuticals. They work to counteract the effects of stress in the body.

Stress causes very real physical changes in the body, including harming the neurologica. Adaptogens are found in herbs and roots that come from plants; they are said to help the body’s resilience in dealing with that can lead to serious health conditions. Adaptogens are also said to play a huge role in the aging process, so many adaptogens are considered to. Meet adaptogens: the new hero herbs making their way into our kitchens, cuppas and day-to-day meals.

Adaptogens are Eastern medicine’s answer to alleviating stress and boosting wellbeing. In the most basic sense, adaptogens are naturopathic herbs (and mushrooms in some cases) that work to calm the nervous system and maintain wellbeing. Adaptogens can help your body adapt to life’s doozies. These herbs aid our bodies in reacting to or recovering from both shortand long-term physical or.

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with a person’s body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. Adaptogens are a natural ally in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue because they work with regulating important hormones. Adaptogens offer several other health benefits, including A boost for the immune system [ 1]. Adaptogens—healing herbs that are said to help ease anxiety and stress—may also be beneficial for your skin. Here, the adaptogen ingredients you may want to consider using in your beauty routine.

Adaptogens are a class of herbs so named for their ability to help the body adapt to stress by regulating cortisol levels. Cortisol is our body’s “stress” hormone—it essentially puts us into survival mode when we encounter a “fight or flight” situation. Ginseng is one of the most well-known adaptogenic herbs. It is said to increase energy, improve cognitive function, act as an anti-inflammatory, help with erectile dysfunction, prevent flu and lower blood sugar.

Another well-known adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea, is said to.

List of related literature:

Combinations of herbs are used by these herbalists because they believe that illness is attributed to an imbalance in the total person (including emotional and spiritual elements) and that an environment inhospitable to disease can be established by combining herbs with specific properties.

“Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy” by David B. Troy, Joseph Price Remington, Paul Beringer
from Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
by David B. Troy, Joseph Price Remington, Paul Beringer
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006

They therefore require more powerful herbs, which can have possible harmful side effects.

“The Natural Remedy Bible” by John B. Lust, Michael Tierra
from The Natural Remedy Bible
by John B. Lust, Michael Tierra
Pocket Books, 2003

They are a valuable source of information about herbs.

“Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal” by Rosalee de la Forêt
from Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
by Rosalee de la Forêt
Hay House, 2017

On balance, the evidence is that these herbs are safe and effective when used in the short term (see Chapter 2).

“Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy E-Book: Modern Herbal Medicine” by Kerry Bone, Simon Mills
from Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy E-Book: Modern Herbal Medicine
by Kerry Bone, Simon Mills
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

These other herbs are useful because they support the adrenals where they are, so if you have underactive adrenals, the herbs keep them from dropping even lower.

“Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables” by Anthony William
from Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables
by Anthony William
Hay House, 2016

Because adrenal health is so important during menopause, I have found herbs with adaptogenic qualities to be effective when suffering from low adrenal function.

“The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance” by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
from The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance
by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2004

Herbalists use whole extracts of herbs rather than isolated single constituents, not only because they believe that this provides most benefit and protects against unwanted side effects, but also because this is the basis of the way that they understand the action of the herbs which are their tools of trade.

“Clinical Naturopathic Medicine” by Leah Hechtman
from Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
by Leah Hechtman
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2018

Since the actions of these herbs are harsh, they are used only for Excessive syndromes and for people with a strong constitution.

“Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics E-Book” by Yifan Yang
from Chinese Herbal Medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics E-Book
by Yifan Yang
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Since they are strong, effective and active, it is not necessary to use extra herbs to regulate the Qi.

“Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies E-Book” by Yifan Yang
from Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies E-Book
by Yifan Yang
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Because herbs are not sold as drugs, no proof of efficacy or warnings about side effects are required.

“Dermatology E-Book” by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Julie V. Schaffer
from Dermatology E-Book
by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Julie V. Schaffer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

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  • Thanks for watching! What are your go-to herbs or other tips for managing stress? Have you tried adaptogens and if so, what’s your experience with them? I’d love to hear your feedback below!

  • I don’t know if he reads the comments, but I was reading the description box and it says ashwagandha is good for ADHA, lol I believe it should read ADHD.

  • Today stress is created by ourselves. I realized that I actually wanted to be stressed or allowed it as I had my life goals as I unconsciously was prioritieseing this before my happiness. When you say that happiness comes first you start making different choices. Also Ive started with a strong blend of reishi, Siberian ginseng and ashwaganda which really speeds up the process of recovering from years and years of stress and anxiety.. all problems have a solution so make sure that you actually know what you want and then implement the changes.

  • Oops sorry I cut you off too soon you added Ashwagondwa sorry��
    Also you are very encouraging to eat well and pursue a healthy body thank you

  • I had a bad experience with Ashwagandha. made me feel terrible. Don’t know if it was the brand or just my body chemistry is different. I like Maca though. Works great

  • Can you please give suggestions for brands each herb. That I can buy in powder form I like to make my own capsules to save me money

  • Dr. Axe, thank you so much for the great information!!! Very helpful and educative!! What’s the difference between Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue? What about getting rid of toxins with citrus perctusis and biosil and taking all these supplements you talk about?

  • Can’t find all these in Nigeria where I come from. Watched a video where it was mentioned that Moringa Oleifera is an adaptogen. Can you do a video on Moringa plant please. It is readily available here.

  • TCM using herbs and foods based on patient’s Yin and Yang, hot or cold. Although same disease, TCM practitioners might give different herbs.

  • Following result for me
    Ginseng/ashwagangha caused insomnia, saint John’s Wort insomnia & weared thought, gotu kola/bacopa slight dizziness. Gingko biloba reduced brain fog….. only ginkgo worked me so far & boost in mood

  • I was a 911 operator for 7 years. Adrenal fatigue and high cortisol from constant stress. Dont feel like my body ever recovered. Just ordered both Moringa and Ashwagandha. ��

  • Hi dr. Berg, I need help.
    I’m on keto and IF for couple months, I’ve tried everything, watched all of your videos about plateau, and nothing is working. I’m dietary coach who seem to help people already, no matter the health circumstances, and it looks like to me like I don’t do anything wrong since everyone I already helped have results, yet here I am, someone who says that knows it all and still can’t lose the last 10 pounds. I feel like impastor because of that and I doubt everything I know, because how can I tell anyone what to do if I don’t have perfect results myself? I know you have alot of things to do, but if you ever see this comment, please help me. I have complicated health history and I know this may be the cause but I feel helpless and I really, really, tried everything already.

  • You know what, I like Jordan and Joshua for all the helpful videos and faith based enterprise sadly unsubscribing because I have no income to try anything they suggest. I know you help people who have the opportunities to help themselves. Keep up the good work. God bless your ministry.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JeKxwZLP_I&feature=youtu.be Hello Dr. Axe, I came across this video that states the exact opposite to what you are promoting. This video states that Ashwanaganda doesn’t raise Cortosol!!! So I’m very confused as to what to believe.

  • Sir please do research & provide a cure for Corona Virus. The aids medicines have shown good results on this. So things like these 4 herbs may also be good for this as aids have all to do with the immune system. Humanity needs a genius you.

  • Rhodiola rosea is a great anti-inflammatory, & goes well with Ginseng, it can help you concentrate better too. Thanks for sharing this important information with us all, & take care of yourself too. ❤️����

  • Dr. Berg I have been taking Ashwaganda and noticed a difference in my anxiety, sleep, and mental thoughts/clarity!!! I LOVE it. I agree with most of what you teach and do except im plant-based vegan for about 3 years now and haven’t looked back! can you do some videos on plant-based veganism? ALSO if im plant-based I should be taking b-12 i do most of the time is there a way for me to pay for supplements like ashwaganda and b-12 through my insurance???

  • I’m an Olympic weightlifter, I’m taking ZMA capsules for faster recovery. After seeing the benefits I want to start Ashwagandha supplement, can I take both? How do i manage it.?