People are using herbs from centuries ago as medicine. One of the herbs people using are Adaptogen herbs which deals with their impact on the stress.
Cortisol is also known as the aging hormone. When Cortisol levelincreases, you experience the “fight-or-flight”responses, by stimulating your adrenal glands and sympathetic nervous system. When this happens your blood pressure increases and digestive secretion increases.
In normal condition your body cope with the Cortisol level released and adapts back to normal.
But when people experience “fight-or-flight” response regularly, may cause you damage of adrenal glands and digestive tract. Then your body’s age will increase rapidly.
Some people who may be in danger are university students, young parents, when you are taking care of patient in your home for long time, when you are in too much debts etc.
If it is not treated early then the long term, chronic stress may lead to adrenal fatigue and much more dangerous illness. In my point of view these Adaptogens or natural herbs are the best way to naturally relieve stress. They are also immensely helpful in reducing long-term Cortisol.
The use of plants for this healing ability is referred by phytotherapy. Adaptogens are the unique class of healing plants. They help to balance, restore and protect the body. According to neuropath Edward Wallace, an Adaptogen does not have a Pacific action; it helps you respond to any influence or stress, normalizing your physiological functions.
In the year 1947, a Russian scientist described the Adaptogens herbs or substances. Two other Russian scientists describe it in 1958, as, Adaptogens “must be innocuous and cause minimal disordering the physiological function of an organism, must have a nonspecific action, and usually a normalizing action irrespective of the direction of the pathological state.”
It is found in study on animals that Adaptogens have the ability to create the increased tolerance to stress.
Top 7 Adaptogens are:
- Pana Ginseng
- Holy Basil
- Astragalus root
- Licorice root
- Cordycep mushrooms.