As an adaptogen, this herb helps the body manage stress. Cortisol is released by the adrenals in response to stress and in today`s environments cortisol levels are constantly elevated. Aswaganda has shown to help reduce this. It has been used for thousands of years in India`s Ayurvedic healing system.It has helped with children failing to thrive and weakness in old age, sugar imbalances, cardiovascular issues and cognitive health. It doesn`t just boost the immune system, it also stimulates blood cell count. Caution if pregnant or breastfeeding.
One of the best herbs for cleansing blood, liver and lymphatics. Boosts the immune system. It is also a diuretic which helps kidney functions, skin conditions, reduces toxemia and much more. Lymphatics is our inner drainage system and transports lymph throughout body. This will be strengthened by the use of burdock. It contains many antioxidants which helps with lowering inflammation. Postpone use if not well hydrated.
Alterative and blood purifier which stimulates the immune system. It helps the body rid itself of microbial infections. Effective in fighting bacterial and viral attacks, especially helpful for upper respiratory infections. Can stop oncoming colds and flu at the first signs or as a preventative prior to cold/flu season. It helps increase white blood cells (fight infections) and red blood cells (help removal of wastes). As an antioxidant, it has the ability to reduce skin irritations. Shown to be most useful if used for 10 days with 3 days off.
Used more than 2000 years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems,long used for wound healing. Also recommended as a brain boosting tonic, which may be from relieving anxiety and improving alertness. It helps in regulating neurotransmitters. Today it is often used to help blood circulation especially in those with chronic venous insufficiency (pooling of blood in the legs.)
A stimulant that helps the adrenals. Includes a compound that stimulates interferon, which is essential for the immune system. Helps with respiratory system; lung, throat, chest complaints. Loosens phlegm and expel mucous. Especially effective for coughs. It is antimicrobial and antiviral. Helps with digestion issues and stomach pain. It is an anti inflammatory herb and demulcent (soothing), helping ulcers and leaky gut. It`s estrogen-like effect aid issue with PMS and menopause.
Helps the body in removing waste. Helps with circulation and purifying the blood aiding skin conditions. Used for fever, cold, flu and bronchitis. Thins mucous and lubricates irritated respiratory tract. It is especially helpful for dry cough. Important herb for menstrual and menopausal symptoms. Caution: may slow blood clotting because of coumarin derivatives. contraindications if pregnant.
An herb specific to the pace of the 21st century. Stress doesn`t cause disease but it brings it on faster and managing stress leads the body to healing. Reishi has antioxidant properties making it an immune booster. Many powerful antioxidants (such as reishi) stimulate autophagy:your own body`s system of cleaning house.It is like a jump start for natual cleansing and getting rid of harmful and dead cells that cause chronic inflammatiion. It`s compounds also slows down tissue degeneration and aging.
This herb has been considered a #1 for centuries for keeping the immune system optimal, increase energy, endurance and promotes longevity. It has shown to increase immune cells and their functions. Reducing inflammation, it helps arthritic conditions. A compound in astragalus has shown to reverse cell damage and activate telomorase which addresses the shortening of telomeres. Telomeres are protective ends of chromosomes that wear away with each cell division, a process that is central to aging. Caution with autoimmune diseases and if on medications for suppressing the immune system.
Has ability to slow immune response if hyper such as autoimmune diseases or boost when needed. Helps regulate and adapt to stress, fatigue and burnout. Best if used long term. An anti inflammatory, it helps joint pain. Helps high blood pressure as a calcium channel blocker. Helps detoxify the intestinal tract and replenish good bacteria.
Medical uses were discovered when Russian scientists were looking for herbs to help when there was over harvesting of Panax ginseng . As an adaptogen, it helps the body deal with stress and with the functioning of the nervous system. Has shown to help with immune system, fatigue by lessening lactic acid buildup and also increase the ability of muscles to do their work. It has shown to lessen side effects of chemotherapy.
This has been used more than 3000 years by the Chinese. Used since ancient times in Greece. It supports many aspects of the body`s systems. It is nourishing and helps the immune system function. It helps circulation, opens bloods vessels, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure....helping cardiovascular health. It reduces the severity of colds and flu and helpful when treating bacteria, parasites, and candida. Its shown to stimulate the lymphatic system in eliminating toxins.
Known for helping the body deal with stress. Long used in ayurvedic medicine.. supports stress response whether from physical or mental stress. Promotes balance and resilience from life`s challenges. Shown to help colds, bronchitis, stomach issues, and inflammation and much more. Calming but does not induce drowsiness.
This herb was truly of value in ancient Chinese medicine. It has high concentration of the compounds called gisenosides, which have huge positive effects on our mind and body. As an adaptogenic, it helps bring body to balance....can be calming or uplifting. It is a boost to longevity. It is a central nervous system stimulant which promotes resistance to stress and fatigue and helps memory. Increasing energy and endurance, it has been a favorite of athletes.
Antioxidant which slows oxidation damage and free radicals, thus slowing inflammation and breakdown of tissue. Helps fatigue (physical and mental), concentration and stress. It is known to enhance the immune system. An antioxidant which that helps heart health...lowering blood pressure. It acts on brain neurotransmitters which include dopamine and serotonin. Beneficial for Seasonal depression and fibromyalgia. Caution- may effect sleep and cause irritability.