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.
Who Should Avoid Adaptogens
Anyone currently on medication, who has a preexisting condition, or is pregnant should consult a doctor before consuming adaptogens. Although they’re safe to use for many people, others may need to proceed with caution. Adaptogens may interact with medications and may not be suitable for everyone.
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