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Anti-Stress Adaptogenic Tonic

Series: Superfood Recipes | Episode: 5 | Runtime: 10m 22s | Release date: 2012

This segment features: David Wolfe.

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 it's 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

David Wolfe


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Rocio Ramirez | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | Edited 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks David! I was looking for something like this. I suffer from anxiety, do you think this kind of tonic would help? I am currently on pills which I hate and I am trying to leave them by looking for life changes and natural remedies. Also, I would like to know what do you think about ashwagandha and if you think I could add it to the tonic. Where could I find these products? I live in Bolivia but my brother is in the US for a couple of weeks so I would like to buy these products online. Thanks!
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Rocio! Ashwagandha may help to balance the hormones that contribute to anxiety and can also depress the central nervous system, inducing relaxation and aiding sleep. This is clinically helpful for stress and anxiety disorders, which tend to involve two extremes of high stress and stimulation, combined with fatigue and adrenal exhaustion. You may check David's site on how you can get this product: https://www.longevitywarehouse.com/. Sending you positive vibes this year! ~ Jasmin

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