A ‘root’ solution for Stress & Anxiety

Stress triggers many illnesses and conditions that arise in our bodies and mind. We all experience stress in some form in our day-to-day lives.

Can you prevent stress?

While short periods of stress can promote productivity and thus become helpful to the body, extensive exposure can create many physical and mental disorders. Small bouts of stress can help with mental acuity, improve performance, motivate and build resilience. The challenge lies in understanding how much stress can be categorized as good stress.

The by-product of stress is anxiety, and together, they can create havoc.

Are there solutions for stress & anxiety?

Plants that grow in arid and challenging conditions are known to develop unique compounds in their roots that help them build resilience and survive. For thousands of years, stress and fatigue-related issues have been treated with these plant-based compounds called Adaptogens.

Adaptogens naturally improve the body’s inherent ability to adapt and cope better with stress.

  • Ashwagandha is a root that helps build energy, vitality, and endurance. It is a valuable tonic for strength, therefore widely used in recovery after an illness.
  • Ginseng root is a fork-shaped golden-brown root used widely in Chinese and Western medicine. The ginsenosides act like a tonic to beat stress & anxiety and treat mental and physical fatigue. Panax, the scientific name in Latin, means- Cure-all! It is also a valuable fatigue reliever, a potent antioxidant, and an immune- booster.
  • Maca root is a powerful energy booster, libido-enhancer, and potent antioxidant. Both men and women can use it as it helps restore hormonal imbalance.
  • Rhodiola is a valuable adaptogen, as it builds strength, improves stamina, relieves fatigue, and promotes mental clarity.
  • Turmeric: This yellow-coloured root is used extensively for treating inflammation; it is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight infections and protects body cells from stress. It is widely used in cooking and known for its unique compound– Curcumin.

Look out for the following when using adaptogens, especially Ginseng:

  • Adaptogens can alter the effects of BP, Diabetes and Heart medications, and calcium channel blockers; hence consult with your physician before use.
  • They have the potential to increase the risk of bleeding when combined with blood thinners; hence caution is advised.
  • Not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Always consult your doctor before using supplements.

Disclaimer: This article contributes toward general awareness and hence does not constitute or imply any endorsement or sponsorship of Products. Please consult your Doctor/healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement or exercise.



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