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- Steven Maimes
Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
Adaptogens are rejuvenating herbs that help the body adapt to stress, support its normal functions, and restore balance. This book includes a detailed overview of adaptogens with history, actions and monographs. Scientific research includes efficacy, safety, phytochemistry and biomedical stress theory. The chapter on health benefits of adaptogens discusses leading applications for 23 different indications including aging, athletic performance, cancer, cardiovascular function, immune system support, sex hormone regulation, sleep problems and stress.
The monographs on the individual adaptogens tell their interesting story in history, ethnobotany (relationship between plants and people across cultures) and modern use. Because 18 of the 21 adaptogens have been used as medicines in either Ayurvedic practice or traditional Chinese medicine, these traditions are discussed in more detail. In addition, there are chapters on adaptogens as food and adaptogens for animals and we let you know the leading two adaptogens used for animals. The book contains illustrations, tables and a glossary.
Besides learning more about adaptogens in our quest for health, there are a few other reasons to read and think about this book. The future of natural medicine will include more herbal use and adaptogenic formulas will be a component in overall wellness protocols. There will be marketing hype and drug company attacks. However, as you will learn, there is long standing evidence in support of adaptogens.
My current favorite adaptogens include holy basil, schisandra, ashwagandha and ginseng. I am also continuing to learn more about the individual herbs and their innate wisdom and healing power.
Herbal Adaptogens for Hepatitis C
Rhodiola Medicinal Alcoholic Tonic
Adaptive Energy Reserve
Adaptogens for Digestion
The skin is the largest organ in our body, and its function involves the regulation of body temperature, elimination of wastes, and reception of temperature, pressure, and pain signals. The skin, as a sense organ, also has a connection with the nervous system, and in Ayurveda, skin is believed to support both physiology and psychology.
Adaptogens and Sleep ProblemsMany people suffer from insomnia and related sleep problems. One of the major causes of sleep problems is stress.
Adaptogens for Athletes – Olympics
Adaptogens - Experimentation
- Have antistress qualities that provide stabilizing effects on the neuroendocrine system.
- Increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional and environmental stressors.
- Help to modulate and enhance the immune system.
- Provide antioxidant nutrients.
- Are non-toxic (unless abused).
More Interest in Adaptogens the Past Two Years