lesson 2: herbs that relieve stress mother nature natural healer
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Lesson 2: Herbs That Relieve StressMother Nature Natural Healer
Panax Ginseng Panax ginseng is perhaps one of the most studied medicinal herbs in the world -- and might be one of the most widely used. It's used to promote a sense of well-being and endurance, as an anti-depressant, for memory and calmness, for energy.
Rhodiola -- also called "golden root" -- is used mostly to treat stress, depression and fatigue, and is also believed to increase mental performance. Used for centuries in Asia and Scandinavia, Rhodiola is still relatively new to the Western market, but its popularity is growing, in large part because of what an incredibly versatile -- and relatively inexpensive -- herb it is.
Holy BasilHoly Basil (a cousin of the garden-variety "sweet basil" you use in your pasta sauce) comes from the lowlands of India. It's called "holy" because it is believed by Hindus to be the avatar for the goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealthy, wisdom, and light. Holy Basil has a wide variety of uses, stemming back thousands of years. Within the tradition of Ayurvedic medicine.
AshwagandhaAshwangandha is one of the premier restorative herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It is known to help stabilize mood and support optimal physical and emotional well-being. It is also known to improve memory and focus and endurance. It is believed to reduce the effects of stress on the body.
He Shou WuHe shou wu is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic to slow down the aging process. It is a restorative herb, calming to the nervous system, and has also been shown to promote hair growth, alleviate insomnia, and may aid with learning and memory
SchizandraLong used in traditional Chinese medicine, the schizandra berry has a wide variety of uses: It promotes liver function, supports the immune system, relieves anxiety, increases energy, and it can improve mental clarity. It's sometimes called the "five flavors berry," because it tastes sour, bitter, sweet, salty and acrid all at once
Reishi MushroomTraditional Chinese medicine uses reishi to "calm the spirit." Reishi, (literally "supernatural" mushrooms) have been used for more than 2,000 years, making them perhaps the oldest mushroom to be used medicinally. They can be helpful to reduce anxiety, alleviate insomnia, combat fatigue, and lower blood pressure.
He Shou Wu
Closing CommentsWe discuss several herbs that are used to fight the problems of stress that we all face some point in our life. The most important thing is knowing how to deal with it in order to become a healthier person, I would encourage each of you to start incorporating herbs into your diet if you havent done so already to avoid potential problems later.
ReferenceWired and Tired? 7 Herbs to Reduce Stress and Increase Vitality retrieved May 30, 2015 from http:// www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-patricia-fitzgerald/herbs-health_b
The herb is named after a Chinese man, He Shou Wu, who was old, impotent, and an alcoholic. He fell asleep in the forest one day.*