Adaptogens and nootropics have been claimed to do amazing things, but do you ever feel the claims made of herbs such as Ginseng and Rhodiola seem vague, too numerous and too good to be true? There is a reason for that. By definition, adaptogens have broad positive effects -- such as helping us withstand stress -- and are somewhat versatile in use. In this class we will go over some of the commonalities of adaptogens, including how they work, as well as differentiate many specific ones in terms of strengths, applications and energetics. From this you will be better able to articulate what an adaptogen is and what systems adaptogens work on. Tulsi, our Herbstalk plant-of-the-year, is an adaptogen, and we will touch on how it is different than many of the others.
This class was recorded at the wonderful annual event, Herbstalk, which takes place each June in Somerville, MA.
A big shout out and thanks to Steph and Henry, as well as all of the Herbstalk volunteers for organizing and hosting such a great event. For more information on Herbstalk as well as their two other events, just head to Herbstalk.org.
Thanks for listening!