Adaptogens are a relatively new concept in Western healthcare.

Predominately an Eastern ideology, the action of adaptogens is to help the body deal with the physical effects of stress.

Prevention is a major tenant in ancient whole medical systems like Ayurveda and TCM; Yet we’re only just discovering in the West that when one is unable to cope with external pressures it leads to internal repercussions, and the manifestation of illness – And modern medicine doesn’t have any idea how to combat this – So the usual answer is to say that these conditions don’t exist (Chronic fatigue etc).

Cue Adaptogens, which seem to increase the threshold of resistance to damage by supporting the bodies HPA Axis – adrenal glands and pituitary gland function. The restorative quality of these herbs is a unique feature of herbal medicine and behaves unlike any other in the pharmaceutical index.
Dubbed “Plant Allies” Adaptogens are becoming increasingly popular in the mainstream plant circles and for very good reason (and timing).

Adaptogens restore normal tone and function to the HPA (hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal) axis and SAS (sympatho-adrenal system) and therefore to the entire body.
They also help to prevent some of the more common symptoms of stress including poor concentration, sleep disturbance, fatigue, decreased immune response, and decreased resistance to infections.

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