We have lots of stress going on and there are ways to get your stress under control, one of which is meditation, which is great, the other being taking some Adaptogenic herbs.
Ginseng is great for stress and lowers the effects of stress on the body. And it will also boost your energy level so you can accomplish what you need to do.
Rhodiola Rosea is another Adaptogenic herb that works wonders for stress effects, and also helps with depression, fatigue, and even impotence, and boost your energy level and making you feel better. The army researched Rhodiola Rosea for soldiers going through stress.
One of my favorite Adaptogenic herbs is Ashwagandha which makes you feel more relaxed, lowers your blood sugar level and cholesterol, plus helps you sleep, gives you more energy, and you just feel better.
Holy Basil or Tulsi is another great Adaptogenic herb that will help with inflammation, give you energy, and also give you emotional endurance. Plus it lowers cortisol levels and has a host of many great positive effects.
Maca Root also helps with the effects of stress and feeds the adrenal glands, balances hormones, lowers cortisol, gives you energy, and it’s very nontoxic and works well in men and women. In South American Maca Root is boiled and eaten as a food.
Reishi Mushroom will help lower cortisol and get your adrenal glands working correctly and it’s calming and sedates too!
The most important aspect of lowering stress is to take some time for yourself… you deserve it… your body is trying to tell you to slow down… but are you listening?
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist