An introduction to “super herbs” and their benefits.
First coined in the 1960s, the term “adaptogen” originates from the Russian word for adaptation (“adaptatsiya”) and refers to any herbs or plant extracts that can help the body adapt to stress. Get the basics about these so-called “super herbs” from registered dietitians Alana Kessler and Keri Glassman and see what they can do for you.
Examples of Adaptogens
There are several plants and plant extracts that are considered adaptogens and these include ashwagandha, astragalus root, eleuthero or more specifically, Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), holy basil, Rhodiola, and some mushrooms like cordyceps and reishi.
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