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Adaptogen Herbs – Home Therapy How-To

Adaptogen Herbs – Home Therapy How-To

Adaptogens act in such a way as to help the body adapt around a problem.

The core of their action appears to lie in helping the systems of the body cope with stess and change. Many forms of illness can develop when external pressures overwhelm us. By supporting adrenal gland and possibly pituitary gland function, adaptogens boost our level of immunity.

Here are five mild adaptogen herbs you may want to discover for yourself:

Ginseng, borage, licorice, astragalus, and nettles are among those mild herbs that help fortify hormone production and thus strengthen the body throughout. No analogues for our herbal adaptogens exist in the allopathic apothecary.

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Adapted from The Village Herbalist, by Nancy and Michael Phillips (Chelsea Green, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Nancy and Michael Phillips. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from The Village Herbalist, by Nancy and Michael Phillips (Chelsea Green, 2001).

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Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for the info.

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Where are they available?

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Thank You.

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