Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief – 2nd ed.

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In our modern world we live incredibly busy and stress filled lives. Chronic stress, impaired sleep and the resultant elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol have been shown to be an initiator and cofactor for much of our chronic degenerative disease. In addition to stress reduction techniques, healthy relationships, a good diet and adequate sleep, another essential method for reducing stress and enhancing well-being is the use of adaptogenic herbs. For most people adaptogens are a “one size fits all” idea, take any one, they are all good for you. This is absolutely not true!

While adaptogens are generally safe, some are stimulating, some calming, some nourishing, others cooling or heating, moistening or drying. To get the greatest benefit from these herbs you need to understand their energetics and qualities to match the appropriate herb or herbs to the person taking it. This book gives you the detailed knowledge to understand the different adaptogens and their companion herbs, nervines, nootropics and restorative tonics, so they can help you to live a better, healthier and more relaxed life.

The new edition of this book includes a decade of new research, new case histories, additional herbs such as Rhaponticum, Maca and Shatavari, color photographs of the herbs, almost 100 pages of additional information, and the book has been updated throughout by the primary author David Winston, RH(AHG).

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David’s herbal studies class is THE most valuable educational experience I have had in my lifetime. The knowledge I have gained from this class has inspired me to continue to pursue my goal of vibrant good health into the wiser years, and to be a source of information to help others who come to me for advice to do the same.  I will be a student of herbal studies and related topics for the rest of my life. Thank you, David, for this gift of knowledge of the gifts and medicines from the earth.

Elizabeth Stevens | Class of 2010