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Ashwagandha—it’s everywhere these days! Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), aka Indian winter cherry and Indian ginseng, has risen to the top of our collective consciousness over the past few years, but Ayurvedic healers and practitioners have known about this plant for millennia. It’s known in Ayurveda as a “rasayana,” or tonic, which promotes youthful physical and mental health and happiness. (Who wouldn’t want more of that?) An evergreen shrub that grows in the Middle East and Africa, ashwagandha’s roots and fruit have been used medicinally since ancient times. It’s part of the adaptogen family of herbs, which is known for helping manage internal and external stressors.

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The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal

In the tradition of the bestselling Alchemy of Herbs, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens details the benefits of twenty-four adaptogenic herbs, and includes more than seventy-five recipes that target specific wellness categories such as sleep, mental focus, beauty—and more! Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve your body's reaction to emotional and physical stress, while also increasing your energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity. Recent studies support what practitioners of Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have known for centuries—these herbs such as Rhodiola, ginseng, licorice, and more, have many heath and wellness benefits and are safe for long-term use. Whether you're interested in honing your mental abilities to a razor-sharp level, want to boost your athleticism, or are looking for ways to elevate your healthy lifestyle, adaptogens have so much to offer for everyday well-being. In The Complete Guide to Adaptagens, you'll learn about the numerous benefits of twenty-four popular adaptogenic herbs, including Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Maca, He Shou Wu, and Holy Basil. You'll also find more than seventy-five easy recipes for potions and remedies to improve sleep, mood, mental focus, immune function, stamina, as well as general wellness and beauty. These all-natural, safe remedies fight the effects of chronic stress, while restoring your body’s balance, health, and vitality.

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