Saturday, July 26, 2008

Adaptogens for Stress Relief

Just a short post today, since it is the weekend. I have been talking about sleeplessness, stress and anxiety, and some herbal remedies for these problems.

There is a class of herbs described as "adaptogens" which were so named because they seemed to help the body "adapt" to different types of stress.

I already mentioned one in an earlier article, Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), which is useful both for stress, and insomnia. (I will discuss it at greater length next week, along with the next herb.)

Another adaptogenic herb worth discussing here is Rhodiola rosea, also called Arctic root or Golden root. It is a tonic herb which was relatively unknown in the United States until quite recently, although it was much researched in the former Soviet Union. It is particularly noted to boost energy, and combat mental fatigue. Stay tuned for more on these great herbs.......

The material presented in this blog is for informational use only and should in no way be used as a substitute for needed medical treatment. I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose or treat disease. If you need medical care, please consult the appropriate medical professional. And please discuss with your doctor if you are taking or planning to take any herbal preparations.

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