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.