Anti-Stress Adaptogenic Tonic

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Anti-Stress Adaptogenic Tonic

Life can be very stressful. Environmental changes can cause biological stress. Anything that causes the body or mind to have to make a rapid adjustment to maintain its integrity can be considered a stress factor.

A healthy person can adapt easily to a wide range of "normal" stress factors, but sometimes we can get overwhelmed, and then it's beneficial to utilize adaptogenic herbs to help our bodies flow with the many changes they have to respond to.

Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb that traditionally tonifies Qi, modulates the immune system, prolongs life, overcomes fatigue, increases blood volume, aids in recovery from illness or trauma, sharpens and calms the mind, stabilizes emotions, counteracts and enhances wisdom.

Holy Basil is a herb native to India, where it is known as Tulsi. It is sacred in the Hindu religious tradition and is regarded as one of the most important plants in Ayurvedic medicine, most commonly used for stress relief.

He Shou Wu is widely used in Asia to maintain the youthful condition and color of the hair. It will calm the nervous system and improve adrenal functioning. Because it has components that are potent antioxidants with gentle anti-inflammatory action in the liver, it can clear the eyes. Its strength comes from its remarkable ability to cleanse the body by cleaning the kidney and liver, which in turn clean the blood.

Rhodiola is a highly respected herbal stress adaptogen. Rhodiola's phytonutrients include numerous and unique anti-stress compounds like rosavins, salidrosides and other biologically active elements.

Serves: 2

Anti-Stress Adaptogenic Tonic
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Ingredients

(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 12 oz hot gynostemma tea
  • 2 holy basil soft gel capsules
  • 1 rhodiola capsule
  • 3 squirts of siberian ginseng extract
  • 3 squirts american ginseng extract
  • 3 capsules reishi
  • 1 tsp astragalus powder
  • 2 tsp he shoo wu powder
  • 1 squirt ocean trace minerals
  • Sweetener of choice (raw honey, clear agave)
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