What Herbs to use for Resilience

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

All nine Adaptogenic herbs in this blend have a very great number of other health benefits:

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral excellent source of vitamins & minerals

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine because it serves many purposes and benefits many body systems, including the immune, neurological and endocrine systems.

Astragalus (Huáng Qí) Traditionally has many health benefits, including anti-aging and anti-inflammatory. Astragalus is believed to prolong life and used to treat a wide variety of ailments, such as fatigue, allergies, and the common cold, to strengthen and regulate the immune system, chronic fatigue syndrome.

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins. These polyphenolic components give bilberry its blue/black colour and high antioxidant content, and they are believed to be the key bioactives responsible for the many reported health benefits of bilberry and other berry fruits including strengthening blood vessels, Improving circulation, diarrhoea, may prevent cell damage, could help in treating retinopathy, may help lower blood glucose levels.

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, cardiovascular tonic, anti-oxidant, anti-tumour. May assist in lowering cholesterol -- has many antioxidants that may reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called "bad" cholesterol and help to balance blood sugars. Nutrient-dense superfood contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients: B-complex vitamins vitamin D potassium rubidium cesium amino acids fibre copper selenium zinc iron manganese magnesium calcium. Purported to slow the aging process and reduce oxidative stress.

Ginko biloba contains potent antioxidants, which may help fight the damaging effects of free radicals. Ginkgo reportedly has the ability to reduce inflammation caused by various conditions. This may be one of the reasons it has such broad health applications. Ginkgo increases blood flow by promoting the dilation of blood vessels. This may have applications for the treatment of diseases related to poor circulation. Because of its ability to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation, ginkgo may be an effective treatment for headaches, low libido, PMS symptoms, eye health.

Olive Leaf (Olea europaea) is a powerful antioxidant.The extract has also been shown to inhibit a number of bacteria and viruses, which has led to increased interest in its use a tonic for the immune system.

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is an "adaptogen." A substance that can strengthen the body and increase general resistance to daily stress. In a trial of 227 people, those who took 100 mg of an Asian ginseng extract (G115) were less likely to catch a cold or flu. In another trial on 100 people, Asian ginseng reduced the incidence and severity of upper respiratory infections. Also used for chronic fatigue.

Stinging Nettle – (Urtica dioica). Nettle is anti-asthmatic, will relieve bronchial and asthmatic troubles. Stinging nettle has been shown to have excellent anti-inflammatory abilities. Blocking histamine receptors and stopping immune cells from releasing chemicals that trigger allergy symptoms. Promotes the health and maintenance of the respiratory system.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21338626/ Inhibition of severe acute respiratory syndrome

Tumeric – (Curcuma longa). Turmeric's most powerful active compound is curcumin, which studies have shown can significantly reduce and inhibit allergic responses. Another study published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology of 214 people with allergic rhinitis found that those who took curcumin for two months alleviated their sneezing and congestion, and improved nasal airflow compared to those who took a placebo. Anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant. Anti-allergy. May help with lack of scent and taste.

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