Adaptogenic plants: what they are and what they are for

You have hundreds at home. Placed on kitchen shelves. By way of decoration. Each of a different color, texture and smell. Its location is due to your obsession to relentlessly look at the latest deco trends of Pinterest. But if they ask you, you don't know exactly what they are for.

Ginseng, licorice, roots, turmeric… you put these spices into your dishes without a ton nor are they hoping to take advantage of their BenefitsBut the truth is that if you used them consciously, not only would they provide you with nutritional properties, but they would also favor your channeling of nerves, stress and make you feel calmer. That we know that it never hurts, at least, in our case

What name do these miraculous herbs receive? It's about a group of plants called adaptogens They enclose multiple properties and can be taken both as a condiment and as an infusion.

What do they do for us? Improve our well-being. The truth is that they do not focus on a specific part of the body or an organ, but that its effect is noticeable throughout organism. By making a comparison, we could say that they are like superfoods but in plant and herb version.

Just go to the grandmother's remedies to realize that there are certain plants that do magic: chamomile for belly pains, rosemary comforts us in stews, ginger, which we add to smoothies or tea for a 'boost' when we believe that we will fall into the reins of the flu. Turmeric, which is even used to comfort punished skin, but which in the dishes has a great digestive effect and even fat burner. Thus, we could go on to infinity. The plants adaptogens They are nothing new, of that there is no doubt, but like beets, it seems that they will be a trend this 2020 due to their super powers.

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In the book 'Superherbs' Rachel Landon explains that these herbs are a gift for the body. They are not prodigious, however, their daily consumption can help us with various problems. As the author indicates in her book, these plants help us to make the body react better to stressful situations. It does not eliminate it, but it prepares us to face it more satisfactorily.


Why are they supposedly so good? They contain non-toxic natural substances, which interfere with the way we manage anxiety and stress episodes. In case you are worried, they do not create dependence, since they do not eliminate the feeling, but instead affect the biological reactions of the body. Although they not only serve to combat stress, they also increase energy levels, promote libido, regulate the menstrual cycle (such as evening primrose oil), fight fatigue, depression and reinforce defenses against colds and viruses.

Which are the most beneficial?

Turmeric: It is one of the most used spices lately. Its anti-inflammatory properties intervene in digestion and help control cholesterol. The best? It is very easy to incorporate into your daily diet, both in the dishes and pointing to the fashion of 'turmeric late'.

Astragalus: It is a sweet plant that is easy to incorporate into infusions and smoothies or juices. It is very beneficial to prevent the flu and works as a potent antibacterial.

Ginseng: Surely you've heard of him before. It is an anti-inflammatory plant, rich in vitamins and antioxidant that helps with episodes of stress. Although if you are sensitive to this stimulant, it can cause the opposite effect and excite you in excess.

bruise: energizing, combats fatigue and the best way to consume it is through the dust obtained by crushing its root.

Reishi: It is a plant that helps protect us from winter flu. It has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts immunity.

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