There are many adaptogens but here are some of the best
Goji Berry (Lycium Barbarum) aka “Wolf Berry”
Goji is an adaptogen herb posing as a nutrient rich super fruit. These berries have some amazing nutritional benefits including high levels of Vitamin C, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin A, Zinc, Antioxidants, Polysaccharides and Amino Acids.
Due to the high mineral content Goji tincture may be used as a potent electrolyte in beverages for quick recovery from work and exercise.
This adaptogen is a potent GI tonic and has shown a very large range in its healing benefit. Goji berries have a special affinity for improving glandular and hollow organ function. (small intestines, colon, gallbladder & stomach) It additionally helps the body in purifying the blood.
Some other benefits include, normalizing blood pressure, helping reduce fever and curbing appetite.
Individual case studies have shown that Gojiberry can be very beneficial for unknown gut pains. Also shown to be an effective immune boosting berry for children over.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) “Indian Ginseng”
Ashwagandha is one of history’s oldest medicinal herbs. Treasured as Ayurveda’s most beneficial healing plant; this amazing herb has some of the most research behind its amazing adaptogenic properties on human health.
Ashwagandha may reduce stress greatly! it is also a known immune system modulator. It has numerous clinical trials showing its benefit to the thyroid and it is well known to boost fertility & physical strength in both males and females.
Ashwagandha also has been used to calm the nervous system, as well as improve cognition and mood.
PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, mood disorders and insomnia can all receive benefit with consistent use of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is widely considered one of if not the best herb for emotional & psychiatric health issues.
Clinical trials show that Aswhagandha is as good and often times more effective than psychiatric medications. The many nutrients of the herb give it a true safety profile far superior than all drugs and most other herbs itigating the risk of the associated side effects that comes along with them.
* (Ashwagandha is not a drug and this information is not intended to diagnose treat or cure any disease.)
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) “Herb of immortality”
Gynostemma pentaphyllum aka Jiaogulan ranks amongst the overall bests herbs for life span. The Chinese census bureau documented an unusually high concentration of healthy people above 100 years old in a region where the herb grows wild and abundantly. The Chinese government concluded the phytochemicals in Jiaogulan keep the body youthful and healthy on a cellular level.
From a medicinal perspective, there is perhaps no other adaptogen that can help as many people as Jiaogulan. It is safe and for both the young and old, male and female. This herb can wear many hats and if there was only one herb to have for the rest of your life this is it. When taken daily it is proven to regulate blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity in type II diabetics.
Other benefits include, anti aging, regulate blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, preventing tumor development and improving recovery for post-chemo and radiation treatments
From a Chinese Medicine perspective, it builds chi (energy) on all 5 major organ systems (Heart, Liver, Stomach, Lung, Kidney). It contains two major anti-aging actions. One increases free-radical-fighting super-oxide dismutase. The other reduces inflammation by reducing nuclear factor kappaB.
Reishi (Ganoerma Lucidium) Mushroom of immortality aka Mushroom of spirituality
Reishi mushroom is one of the oldest mushrooms known to be used medicinally by humans. It is highly prized as a major tonic in Chinese herbalism as a Shen tonic (Shen: the spiritual element of a person’s psyche.) and immune system modulator. Reishi is great for the immune system and assisting white blood cells discern healthy cells from toxic/infected cells. Reishi mushroom is also a reliable immune system strengthener and modulator. It may be useful for reducing the aggression of autoimmune conditions. It is also shown to ease seasonal allergy symptoms. Additionally, Reishi is a powerful antiviral and antibacterial.
Known as Lingzhi in China, Reishi has a calm circulating effect that is grounding our bodies. A Reishi tincture grounds the body immediately due to the preserved lipid compounds, known as triterpenes, which assist circulation for better oxygenation via the lungs that nourish the nerves, heart, organs and glands.*
Additionally, Triterpenes support circulatory cleansing and reduce the by-products of daily activity, such as cleansing excessive oxidation in cells and the removal of environmental toxins that will be metabolized in the liver.*
They are full of other beneficial phytonutrients that give an array of health benefits to the body. Reishi has been shown to improve the ability to fight tumors with white blood cells. Reishi is known as the Mushroom of spirituality for its ability to calm the body and mind while aiding in spiritually healthy thoughts and behavior.
Invitro and animal studies have suggested that Ganoderma Lucidium (Reishi) has potential anti-tumor effects if used on human subjects with cancers. Testimony of patients undergoing traditional cancer treatments report an ease of side effects. This information is not intended to diagnose treat of cure any disease