ADAPTOGENS New Edition
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ADAPTOGENS New Edition
Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
David Winston with Steven Maimes

Every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced, energised and healthy, yet chronic stress and the resulting elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol have been shown to be major factors behind, not only fatigue and weight gain, but, also, many chronic and degenerative diseases. In this updated edition of the definitive guide to adaptogenic herbs, clinical herbalist, David Winston and researcher, Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look at adaptogens: non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero and ashwagandha that help the body “adapt” to the many influences it encounters and manage the stresses it experiences. They, also, increase stamina and energy, boost cognitive function, restore the immune system and counter the effects of aging, especially when used in appropriate combinations.

Beginning with a history of the use of adaptogens, including in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Russian medicine, the book examines how these herbal remedies work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness and ailments. The extensive Materia Medica includes monographs on 25 adaptogens, including eleuthero, ginseng, rhodiola, schisandra, ashwagandha, shatavari, reishi and holy basil, as well as complementary nervines, restorative tonics and nootropic herbs, such as milky oats, astragalus, St. John's wort and ginkgo. Each monograph presents the latest scientific research and details the origin, traditional and clinical uses, actions, properties, preparation and dosage for each herb. The book, also, includes guidance on adaptogenic remedies for our animal companions. Aimed not only at herbalists, but, also, those interested in natural health, this guide to adaptogens will allow you to safely and effectively use these herbal remedies to enhance your health and improve your chances of living a longer, healthier and well-balanced life.

More Information
  • Published : 28/10/2019
  • ISBN : 9781620559581
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Healing Arts Press
  • Size (mm): 152 x 229
  • Category: Health
  • Pages : 432
  • Edition : Updated and Expanded
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