What Are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are a specialized group of non-toxic herbs that protect the body from the impact of stressors - be it physical, chemical, or biological.
For a herb to qualify to be an adaptogen
it must do these three things:
1. It must be non-toxic to the recipient.
2. It produces a nonspecific response in the body. (An increase in the power of resistance against multiple stressors including physical, chemical, or biological agents.)
3. Has a normalizing influence on physiology, (Irrespective of the direction of change from physiological norms caused by the stressor.)
The Science of Adaptogens + Herbs
Do you like to geek out over everything herbal? Obsessed with everything plant medicine? ❤️🌿
Then check out these interesting studies that have been done on some of your favourite adaptogens.
Clinical evaluation of the pharmacological impact of ashwagandha root extract on sleep in healthy volunteers and insomnia patients: A double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study
Triterpenoids and polysaccharide peptides-enriched Ganoderma lucidum: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study of its antioxidation and hepatoprotective efficacy in healthy volunteers