The A-Z of Herbal Actions: Adaptogens


Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. They are rejuvenating and allow you to ‘adapt’ to stressful situations by supporting the adrenal glands.

  • Cordyceps helps maintain stamina, endurance and wellbeing. It stimulates the secretion of adrenal gland hormones and aids athletic performance.
  • Gotu Kola supports mental sharpness. This may be useful in the elderly or students to assist during periods of mental fatigue.
  • Korean Ginseng is used to promote endurance and assist stamina. A stimulating herb that is especially useful in men.
  • Withania is a well-known adaptogen. It helps maintain energy levels when coping with long standing stress. Its gentle action is beneficial for women under stress.
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