Adaptogen Powder Blend
Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve the body's reaction to emotional,
environmental, and/or physical stress while moderating and sustaining energy, stamina, endurance,
and mental clarity. To qualify as an adaptogen, an herb must be completely safe and non-toxic,
it must have broad uses for health, and it must specifically reduce stress, both mental and physical.
To put it simply: Adaptogens help you adapt.
A bit of a dusty taste, but not off-putting. Easily added to oatmeal type breakfasts, smoothies,
applesauce, yogurt, muffins, pancakes - you get the picture... And your family will likely never
know you added it - win-win!
Maca, Eleuthero, Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Turmeric
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS
(Information I find interesting, leading to my including it in this blend)
Maca: Dubbed “Peruvian ginseng,” although it bears no relation to ginseng. But like ginseng, the root increases strength,
energy, and stamina. May help relieve tension and anxiety while boosting energy and mood.
Eleuthero: One of the first recognized adaptogens, used often to enhance stamina and performance in athletic competition.
Tulsi: One of the most cherished of India's sacred healing plants and one of the most commonly prescribed herbs.
Sharpens the mind, eases indigestion, improves resistance to stress, and has a normalizing influence on blood pressure
and blood sugar imbalances.
Turmeric: Containing curcumin, it is one of the most powerful antioxidants available and has many medicinal uses as well.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ashwagandha: Regarded as one of the great rejuvenative herbs of India. Ginseng-like tonic traditionally used for increasing stamina and performance. Renowned for its building and nourishing qualities. Herbalists frequently use ashwagandha root
for people who are chronically stressed, run down, prone to frequent colds and flus, and those who have degenerative
diseases such as arthritis.
DIRECTIONS AND TIPS
Add ¼ - ½ teaspoon to 8 ounces hot water or warmed milk, let steep a few minutes, and drink up!
To get the nutritional benefits from the entire herbs, stir occasionally while drinking your beverage, or add any residual powder
in the bottom of your mug to whatever you might be eating.
Add to any beverage for an herbal boost
Add to a nut butter for a tasty dip
Add to smoothies, oatmeal, soups... use your imagination!
LUANN'S THOUGHTS ABOUT "ADAPTOGEN POWDER BLEND"
(Not based on any fancy studies - just my observations from using it and background info on why I made it)
- I am a big fan of using herbs with adaptogenic properties due to their gentle effect on the body at large and how much calmer
I feel with regular use.
- Our weekday breakfasts typically consist of steel cut oats with a variety of healthy additions, including ½ teaspoon of Adaptogen Powder. My husband comments that he feels calmer and more productive since I started adding this powder.
That is the highest endorsement I can give for this powder!
- I was first introduced to this powder blend several years ago while researching adaptogenic plants. I came across this website, made the powder, and have felt so good using it that I haven't messed with it at all. So go ahead and make it
yourself - or get it from me and save yourself the hassle!