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Top 5 Adaptogen Plants for Reducing Stress

Posted by Cory Llewellyn on
Top 5 Adaptogen Plants for Reducing Stress



The flagship herb of Ayurveda supports healthy adrenal function, energy, and mental focus. Ashwagandha (KSM-66) has been clinically researched and is backed by several randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled human clinical trials to support a multitude of body function.

  • Helps fight adrenal fatigue
  • Helps balance anxiety levels
  • Helps with stress response.
  • Helps fight depression
  • Increases energy & stamina


A favorite among athletes and herbal practitioners, Rhodiola has a reputation as one of the world’s greatest mood and energy tonics.  It's unique array of phytochemicals have been researched for their ability to regulate critical neurotransmitters like serotonin.  Rhodiola Rosea may help you manage stress, but it won't be sedating.

  • Helps Relieve Stress
  • Helps lower Cortisol
  • Helps Increase Energy
  • Helps fight Depression
  • Helps Reduce Fatigue


Revered in Europe for it's ability to help cope with stress and support a positive outlook.  St. Johns's Wort is believed to promote serotonin, a key neurotransmitter thought to play a major role in the central nervous system and in maintaining mood balance. 

  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Improves Mood Swings
  • Helps Relieve Anxiety
  • Helps Relieve Depression
  • Restores Hormonal Balance


One of the most celebrated plants in India, Holy Basil has been valued for centuries for benefiting the mind, body, and spirit.  This great tasting Ayurvedic has been researched for it's potential in the areas of stress relief and relaxation in recent times.  It's the perfect herb to help stay calm and cool in the fast-paced, modern era.

  • Helps Balance Hormones
  • Helps Lower Stress
  • Helps Relieve Headaches
  • Boosts Immunity¬†


Ginseng is celebrated as¬†its' premier tonic herb. ¬†It's active compounds,¬†referred to as ginsenosides, are known to restore qi (pronounced "chi") or energy levels and to support a calm, alert mind. Korean Ginseng has similar properties.¬†American Ginseng, known as the ‚ÄėYin Ginseng‚Äô, has¬†similar ginsenosides to its Chinese counterpart, although is traditionally viewed as a gentler tonic better suited to people with excess metabolic heat.¬† It can also help promote a relaxed, calm attitude among those prone to stress and overwork.

  • Improves Mood Support
  • Helps Lower Stress
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Anti-Inflammatory Benifits

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