It is December. The last sprint before the end of the year or maybe you are already completely extinguished. In the volatility of our lives, stress has an enormous impact on our well-being. The pace of work and unlimited online presence influence our experience of tranquility. Sometimes we notice it fast enough that the pace cannot be kept and sometimes we discover it too late. Stress can be a creeping culprit for the body's balance and can manifest itself in many acute and chronic complaints.
The body is regularly exposed to physical and toxic stress - for example chemicals, pesticides in our food, air pollution, non-organic meat and refined sugar.
Adaptogens are herbs that can support the adaptability of humans in stress situations. These adaptogens can promote homeostasis and reduce the influence of stress at the cell level. They protect and prevent physical, emotional or spiritual stress from damaging the body or mind. They also work in different areas of the body at the same time. They give you what you need and adapt to it. If you need energy, they provide energy, but these plants calm down in the event of unrest. So very intelligent!
Adaptogens have different qualities. They are: nutritious, normalizing, have a wide scope and are safe to use for a longer period.
I will explain a selection of the adaptogens that can be purchased at Unlimited Health below.
American Ginseng is a wonderful adaptogen, which supports the immune system and is often used as a tonic.
Also known as Siberian Ginseng, has no relation to American Ginseng, but has many similar qualities in its functioning. Eleuthero is a well-known adaptogen in the herbal pharmacy. Also known as the Taiga root.
Rhodiola is one of the most versatile and valued herbs when it comes to stress handling in modern life. Rhodiola root contributes to the regulation of dopamine and serotonin and cortisol.
Ashwagandha is a very powerful herb that is widely used in Aryuvedic medicine, the ancient wisdom of India. It gives exactly what is needed, is it calmness or energy. You can use Ashwagandha for a deeper sleep and to calm the nerve tension.
In India, Tulsi, also called Holy Basil, has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and as a spiritual protection of life. A very good option to calm the busy mind and use it for seasonally changing illness.
Maca is a root tuber, originally from the Peruvian Andes. Maca grows at around 4000 meters. She also called Maca The King of the Andes and has a rich range of vitamins and minerals and supports the hormone system. Traditionally it has been used for more physical energy, endurance and an increase in libido.
Chaga grows like a fungus on the bark of a white birch in Asia and Russia and has been used for centuries to improve health and to fight against various ailments. Rich in antioxidants, adaptogens and has an antiseptic effect. The minerals ensure the conduction of nerve impulses and thus for the proper functioning of the muscles, nervous system and brain. In ancient texts, Chaga is also called the King of Herbs for its power to heal and improve health and for its unique combination of active components.
Reishi is one of the most powerful herbs available. Chinese medicine claims that Reishi provides calmness, balance, awareness and strength. To delve into meditative exercises and to protect the body, mind and soul for a long and healthy life. Reishi acts as a regulator for cellular and body systems such as the hormonal, immune, cardiovascular, nerve and digestive systems. Reishi can be taken safely.
There is still so much to share about many herbs and mushrooms, but go out there and find them! And try them out. Let the adaptogens into your life and experience for yourself what they can do for you.
Oh yeah! This month there is a promotion of the Ginseng Fuzion by Global Healing Center. The Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, Maca and American Ginseng are part of this.
Go get your adaptogens for winter! A nice Christmas gift with a good health message perhaps? I wish you a month full of love and being together.