Wellness: Adaptogens for Adrenals

An Adaptogen is a group of herbs, berries and mushrooms that have been used for thousands of years for their ability to help heal emotional, physical and mental stress. Basically they're a giant warm hug for your adrenal glands.

The adrenal glands, also known as suprarenal glands, are small, triangular-shaped glands located on top of both kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions.

Orchard St have put together a beautiful Elixir to help stabilise and support our adrenals. Here is a list of the adaptogens packed into their Adapt Elixir powder.

Tulsi

Valued in India for thousands of years and most recognised for its immuno-modulating, adaptogenic and anti-allergic actions to help your body adapt to mental, emotional and physical stress whilst boosting your immunity.

Astragalus

A powerful traditional Chinese tonic herb with immune supporting, anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic and longevity enhancing properties.

Siberian Ginseng

Adaptogenic action enhances resistance to various bodily stressors. Regular use can restore vigour, improve memory and increase longevity. A gently energising herb to aid convalescence.

Ashwagandha

A classic Indian adrenal tonic herb to support through times of stress, improve immune resilience and enhance sleep.

Shatavari

General and sexual tonic effective in boosting low libido. Ayurvedic medicine touts this herb ‘the wife of a thousand husbands’.

Schisandra

Stimulates phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification while protecting and restoring the liver. Antioxidant and adaptogenic qualities improving ones physical, mental and exercise performance.

 

— Jodie

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