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Article: Adaptogenic plants and stress

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Adaptogenic plants and stress

Stress is one of the main factors of chronic poor health today. It affects everyone, regardless of gender, age, or socio-professional category. Certain plants are now recognized for their power to combat stress.

Definition

Adaptogenic plants are medicinal plants, particularly used in herbal medicine, which therefore have “adaptogenic” values. They are generally defined as “plants possessing pharmacological substances capable of giving an organism increased resistance, making it possible to ward off possible attacks”.

This may concern the level of stress, intense or exceptional efforts of the body... An adaptagen plant therefore has a direct effect on stress, its signals, its level and its increase. These plants can be a valuable aid in stress management

Action on stress

Certain adaptogenic plants have been known for a long time to be particularly effective on stress levels, thanks to their properties. Among them, we mainly include rhodiola, holy basil, saffron, and guarana.

For some time now, other medical scientific criteria have been added so that a plant can be properly qualified as an adaptogen. This must now increase the overall resistance of the body in a specific way, but also have a normalizing action at the physiological level to facilitate an adapted response to stress, and finally not be toxic.

Adaptogenic plants can be a valuable aid in stress management, they will provide the body with the necessary weapons to effectively combat sources of stress and anxiety.

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Adaptogenic plants in food supplements

Nowadays, many food supplements are mainly composed of adaptogenic plants with the aim of reducing stress and anxiety. Rhodiola and holy basil seem to be the most appropriate among them because they are the most relevant.

Rhodiola actually acts as a natural anxiolytic and antidepressant. Indeed, it helps maintain cortisol within physiological values, and blocks the destruction of serotonin and dopamine (which are, remember, the hormones of well-being). Rhodiola is therefore perfectly indicated for attacks of stress, anxiety, adjustment disorders generating anxiety, as well as depression (mild and moderate). This is also, to a lesser extent, the case for holy basil.

Saffron and guarana are, for their part, more interesting and effective in the event of a drop in morale linked to temporary anxiety, for example linked to disappointment, bad news, an accident or latent stress. Saffron in particular has a neuroprotective role which acts on cognitive decline, particularly in people prone to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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Did you know ?

Rhodiola is a mountain plant, sometimes called “pink stonecrop”, “golden root” or even “tundra ginseng”. Its name actually comes from the light, subtle rose scent its roots give off when freshly cut. It grows in cold regions (Asia, Siberia, Scandinavia, North America, etc.) and sometimes develops up to 4000 m altitude. As it grows, Rhodiola is a plant that adapts and becomes more and more resistant to attacks from its environment (climatic conditions, weeds, various attacks, etc.).

It had been used for a very long time, particularly since Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and was sometimes called “golden root”. We know today that the Vikings used it to compensate for declines in form and morale and in order to regenerate as quickly as possible and to give them courage and ardor in what they undertook. . This plant from the Arctic Circle was one of their main daily “medicines”.

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