Adaptogens: Herbs For Balance And Stress Relief

  • Herb Properties
  • Herbs Alphabetical by Common Name

  • See List Herbs by Botanical Name

Adaptogenic herbs act to bring the body back in balance, increasing the body's resistance to stress and adversity by a non-specific, wide range of actions. The same herb may have a calming effect or energizing effect depending upon the condition of the body, or the amount of the herb taken. The most widely used adaptogens come to use from the traditions of Chinese medicine; Panax ginseng and Eleuthero.