Monday, October 12, 2009

Herbs that relieve stress | Adaptogenic, Nervine, Tonic herbs

Herbs that relieve stress can be adaptogenic, nervine or tonic.

Adaptogenic herbs have properties that help in regulating hormone levels, neurochemicals and immune systems. Ashwagandha also known as Winter cherry is one such adaptogenic herb that helps to reduce stress and fatigue and improves physical fitness. Tulasi also known as Holy Basil reduces stress and stress hormones such as cortisol.

Nervine herbs help support the central nervous system and brain cells. They relax the mind and also invigorate it. Herbs such as Gotu Kola also known as Mandukaparni and Bacopa also known as Brahmi are nervine herbs.

Tonic herbs scavenge free radicals and help protect organs from oxidative effects of stress. They act as rejuvenatives and improve immunity. Chyawanprash, Ashwagandha, Arjuna are some tonic herbs and herbal formulas.

Geriforte is a combination of various adaptogenic, nervine and tonic herbs and is very effective in relieving stress and improving fitness levels.Tulasi capsulesAshwagandha capsules
Geriforte tablets

1 comment:

  1. Anxiety is an outcome of fear. There can be many ways to treat anxiety in a natural way.

    Some natural anxiety remedies to look into are St.John's Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan. There's also cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and programs like Panic Away and The Linden Method, to name a few. Hope this helps!