A Favorite year-round Tonic
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), these “kingly” herbs combine to create a formula that enhance and stabilize normal body functions. Each herb boosts the beneficial actions of the other two, and all three are considered primary adaptogens, herbs that balance and promote the body’s ability to adapt and respond to stressors, such as over-exertion, mental anxiety and external factors such as noise pollution. Another way of putting it would be to say that adaptogen herbs help lower heart rate, for example, if it is elevated, or raise heart rate if it is diminished; if there is no imbalance, the herbs activity enhances everything that is going well. There are no known toxicity levels with these herbs if used according to dosing recommendations.
These herbs, singularly and in combination, invigorate “chi” or “prana”, which can be loosely defined as the life force that makes us living, breathing individuals. This numinous definition becomes more relevant put in physical terms. Adaptogen herbs, and this combination in particular, help normalize cortisol production; regulate blood sugar levels; protect the liver from external invaders such as chemical or radiation residues; eliminate metabolic waste; and protect cells from oxidation, including DNA damage. Our Adaptogen Compound is used to enhance mental and physical performance, improve memory and brain function, and normalize cardiac activity. Adaptogen herbs in general also improve physical as well as mental performance and recovery.
As for the actions of the individual herbs:
Eleuthero is considered an immune activator and modulator and adrenal tonic; useful for chronic fatigue and SAD, with a cumulative effect.
Schisandra is an excellent tonic and restorative, is anti-oxidant, helps protect neural tissue and mitochondria, reduces liver enzyme levels and is useful for treating Hepatitis C.
Rhodiola is also an immune system tonic, is specific for chronic fatigue, and is neuro-protective and regenerative.
Schisandra, Rhodiola and Eleuthero in combination offer anti-stress, anti-fatigue and anti-depressant actions as well as enhance the immune system. It helps fortify the anti-oxidant capacity mitochondria, the turbo-engine inside very cell in our body.
Ingredients: Eleutherococcus senticosus root 2:1 – 60%; Rhodiola rosea root 1:4 – 50%; Schisandra chinensis berry 1:2 – 70%; organic cane alcohol. Directions for use: ½ to 1tsp. 2-3xday or as needed.
We carry Adaptogen Compound at The Wild & Weedy Apothecary, as well as each of the individual tinctures. Write to us for prices and availability – WILDNWEEDY@FRONTIER.COM.