A beginners guide to


10 minutes read / lazy edition

What are adaptogens?

1. Normalizes and regulates the systems of the body

2. Support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance

3. Will not give you letdowns and energy crashes like stimulants

"No category of herbs holds more potential for overworked, overstressed Americans than adaptogens. They are a bridge that can carry us over stressful situations with our health intact."

- David Winston, RH (AHG), herbalist, and ethnobotanist

Some of the most well known adaptogens include herbs such as:

American ginseng

(panax quinquefolius)

/ Astragalus

(astragalus membranaceus)

/ Ashwagandha

(withania somnifera)

/ Cordyceps

(ophiocordyceps sinensis)

/ Eleuthero

(eleutherococcus senticosus)

/ Ginseng [Asian/Korean]

(panax ginseng)

/ Goji

(lycium barbarum)

/ Gotu Kola

(centella asiatica)

Licorice root

(radix glycyrrhizae)

/ Rhodiola

(rhodiola rosea)

/ Schisandra

(schisandra chinensis)

/ Tulsi/Holy basil

(ocimum tenuiflorum)

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