Book Title: Adaptogens : Herbs for Strength Stamina and Stress Relief
Author: Rosemary Gladstar
Format: Paperback | 320 pages
Publication Date: 22 Mar 2007
We all deal with stress every day and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. In ADAPTOGENS authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens non-toxic herbs such as ginseng eleuthero and liquorice that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics adaptogens help the body to adapt to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders. * Reveals how adaptogens increase the body's resistance to adverse influences * Provides a history of the use of these herbal remedies and the actions, properties, preparation and dosage for each herb Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India Russia China and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin traditional use actions properties preparation and dosage for each herb.