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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I started the herbalist training program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies in 2008 with only a very basic understanding of natural healing and herbalism. I can honestly say that I was astounded at the education I received not only on 400+ plants, their therapeutic uses and botanical make-up, but through David’s incredible knowledge of diseases and their treatments. His clinical expertise blended with his ability to bridge the gap between western medicine and traditional systems provides an invaluable, real-world approach to treating clients who are often working with practitioners from both areas. The field of herbalism is vast but David’s program pulls it together in a way that gave me confidence to start my own practice soon after graduating. To anyone who wants an intense, comprehensive study of herbalism, I recommend these program without hesitation.

Wendy Whiting | Class of 2010