Adaptogens, a term in alternative medicine, describes bio-active compounds that support our organisms to adapt, compensate and minimise physical or emotional stress. 

Some of the plants and fungi that are now classified as adaptogens were already mentioned centuries ago in Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine. 

The term itself was introduced approximately 70 years ago, when Russian researchers were commissioned to find plants that would enhance workers' and soldiers' resistance, in other words allowing the body to adapt to extreme conditions. 

Adaptogens have a positive impact on our overall wellbeing as well as physical and mental disabilities such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, cortisol balance or physical strength. 

October 11, 2021 — Lilian Buechner

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