July 20, 2017

(Thank you Nature for these amazing medicinal plant friends!)

Adaptogens are plants that increase your resilience to stress of all kinds, both mental and physical.

Just as a thermostat works to bring the temperature of your home up or down to maintain a desired temperature, adaptogens work to normalize bodily systems to bring you back into balance. If it seems puzzling that one substance could give you energy and calm you down simultaneously, you’re not alone.

Why would plants evolve to contain stress-reducing compounds?

According to ethnobotanist James Duke, PhD, plants contain adaptogenic compounds because they have to contend with a good deal of stress themselves. Most of the best adaptogens grow in some of the harshest climates on earth.

Adaptogenic Herbs: Ancient Balancing Tonics For Stress And Anxiety