ADAPT TO STRESS
“Herbal adaptogens and adaptogenic formulations can be considered tonics for the entire body, including the adrenal glands, brain, heart, immune system, and liver, because they strengthen resistance to unfavorable influences and limit the consequences induced by chronic stress. In an ever-changing world, herbal adaptogens enable us to adapt and delay the ill effects of aging. They are the foundation of natural medicine for healthy aging,” writes Donald R. Yance, CN, MH, RH (AHG) in his book Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism.
“Adaptogens are unique plants or herbs that support your adrenal system. They help balance your hormones, so you can manage your stress response on a day to day basis. They adapt to what your body needs and have the ability to regulate your system up or down depending on the need in the moment,” according to Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey.
“The beauty of plant-based brands is that they’re made with stuff you can find in nature and nothing else. When you choose to invest in products that are free of hard-to-pronounce man made ingredients, you can quickly research the benefits behind each one and better determine how your skin will react to it,” writes Nikki Brown for Stylecaster.
Did you know that herbal teas are technically referred to as tisanes? “What is commonly referred to as herbal tea is actually an infusion made from a plant other than Camellia sinensis—the plant from which true teas (green tea, black tea, oolong, etc.) are made. For this reason, there is a trend toward the use of terms like tisane , botanical, or infusion,” writes Lindsay Goodwin for the Spruce.