Most often used in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, adaptogens promote homeostasis to help the body adapt to stress and resist fatigue.
People have been using adaptogenic herbs for more than 2,500 years, and plenty of today's medical research confirms their healing power. Different herbs can help the body counteract the adverse effects of stress by supporting the adrenal glands and helping cells eliminate toxic by-products.
Traditional medicine is making a serious comeback. Today, you can easily find powdered adaptogens to add into your teas, smoothies, and baked goods at your local grocery store. Here are four of my favorites: