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Adaptogenic herbs
« on: June 08, 2014, 02:08:00 AM »

Adaptogens are herbs that protect the organism from stress, fortifying the body's natural defensive mechanisms without producing a sedative effect.  Some adaptogens are stimulating in nature, while most work with multiple parts of the body to bring forth stability & balance.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Astragalus [Huang qi] (Astragalus membranaceus)
Bacopa [Brahmi] (Bacopa monneiri)
Sweet flag (Acorus calamus)
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus)
Bastard Ginseng [Dang shen](Codonopsis pilosula)
Cordyceps mushroom [dong chong zia cao] (Cordyceps sinensis)
Siberian ginseng [Ci wu jia] (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Fo-ti [He shou wu] (Polygonum multiflorum)
Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Jiaogulan [Jiao gu lan] (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)
Mucuna [Kapikachhu] (Mucuna pruriens)
Osha root (Ligusticum porteri)
Asian Ginseng [Ren shen] (Panax Ginseng)
American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius)
Rehmannia root [Sheng Di Huang] (Rehmannia glutinosa)
Reishi mushroom [Ling zi fungus] (Ganoderma lucidum)
Golden root (Rhodiola rosea)
Schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) [wǔ wèi zi]
Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Suma root (Pfaffia paniculata)
Tribulus fruit (Tribulus terrestris)
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