Adaptogens- can these herbs help you cope with stress?

Adaptogens- can these herbs help you cope with stress?
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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Adaptogens are becoming increasingly popular as we look for natural ways to manage our stress and anxiety – but what are they, and can they help? Adaptogens are certain herbs, or mushrooms, which are thought to have health benefits and to help the body “adapt” Each herb has different benefits but they are generally thought to help with managing stress and anxiety. They may share similar properties with CBD such as being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or anti-bacterial, and can used together to boost these effects. Here are some of the most common adaptogenic herbs for anxiety. Ashwagandha Ashwagandha has been used in traditional medicine for over 3,000 years. It is used in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian natural healing practice. The plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that grows predominantly in the Middle East, India and parts of Africa.  It is thought that Ashwangha may help to reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is the stress hormone produced by our adrenal glands when we are reacting to a stressful event.  In a small study, patients with chronic stress were given ashwagandha supplements. In comparison to the control group, they reported a 30 per cent reduction in their anxiety levels. Another study monitored the stress levels of 64 chronic stress patients taking ashwagandha supplements for 60 days. The group on the supplements reported. 69 per cent decrease in anxiety and insomnia compared to just 11 per cent of the placebo group. Eleuthero Root As well as helping the body adapt to stress, Eleuthero Root may also boost the immune system while working as a stimulant.  This is why it is thought to battle fatigue. In a small animal study Eleuthero Root was found to alleviate both physical and mental fatigue. It reduced the build-up of lactic acid…

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