These types of herbs are crucial for the times we live in – running our own biz, working job(s), taking care of others and ourselves ---it's overloading.
These herbs are special for their ability to survive hard terrains. They have been able to adapt and survive under harsh conditions with resiliency. This magical component enters us when we take them into our bodies, allowing us to restore balance, harmony in the mind, body, and spirit.
Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. Adaptogens help the body cope with external stresses such as toxins in the environment and internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia.
They enhance sexual appetite & function, immunity & memory, aid in weight management & strengthen the nervous system.
aka Siberian ginseng… is such a potent and safe adaptogen that is has been given to strengthen armies, explorers, and to space astronauts.
Eleuthero strengthens your memory and keeps you sharp, allowing your stress hormones to release evenly when you find yourself in a sticky/alarming situation.
It provides you with sustained energy, stamina + vitality without feeling depleted while still letting you sleep like a baby at night.
Tincture or tea, you can choose.
This root herb has the strength and vigor of a stallion. Ashwagandha helps to bring back the libido, thus increasing sexual potency for both men and women.
Taking it in, you reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression without causing lethargy. Your fatigue goes away and you become motivated physically and mentally as it works to protect your mind, adrenals and hormones.
How to drink: Boil a cup of water in a pot. Add 1 teaspoon of ashwagandha roots to water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain roots and drink.
The people of China called this herb “the golden root”. It too, reestablishes balance to the body’s stress-response system – physical, mental and emotional stressors.
This herb calms your emotions and stimulates your mind, helping to sharpen your mind and strengthening short-term memory. It also enhances concentration and calculation. Imagine that, we might finally remember peoples’ names and maybe we won’t feel like we have ADHD.
Drink this if you feel burned out. Best taken without food. It can be stimulating, so sip it in the AM or early afternoon. Its powerful taste may make it easier to dilute in a juice or extra water.
HOLY BASIL AKA TULSI
This psycho-spiritual herb is my favorite most precious herbal tea. Its sacredly used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce stress-circulating hormones like the ones that cause anxiety and adrenal fatigue.
It’s powerfully anti-inflammatory & antioxidant rich, helping to heal many conditions.
It also has fights bacteria, viral + fungal infections + acne + stabilizes blood sugar.
There are so many good things said about this herb, such as:
• it nourishes the spirit
• its like narcotics but leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy for longer and naturally
• protects from evil and brings good luck
There are really good herbal infusions with this one found in the supermarket or in herbal stores. Loveliness like rose petals are often infused or stimulating leaves like green tea or lemon + ginger.