Adaptogens are a group of intelligent plants with a huge variety of uses and health advantages. They've been used for centuries, mostly by ethnic groups from all corners of the world, and are known for their ability to help adapt to everyday challenges.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the belief is that a person is healthy when the body is in balance and the energy can flow freely. The Ayurveda also emphasises that health is a state of balance between mind, body and consciousness.
The actual term ‘adaptogen’ is actually quite new. It was established after an extensive research conducted in Russia during the Second World War. Over a period of 45 years, 1200 scientists conducted 3000 experiments with over 500,000 people. These experiments investigated ways to help Russian pilots and submarine crews increase their stamina. They looked to traditional cultures to see which plants were commonly used to survive harsh and challenging circumstances.
Adaptogens help our body resist stress in a way like no other, because when taken they act like that “personal-trainer” teaching our body all over again to handle the damaging effects of stress. Maybe that’s why they’re becoming so popular in a world where stress is the number one killer.