Cultivate calmness and grow your resilience with our pick of the best adaptogenic teas for lower stress.
Stress has increasingly become a factor of our daily lives, with 79% of adults in the UK experiencing stress at least once a month. It’s no wonder then that so many of us are looking for ways to cope better with the pressures of day-to-day life in the modern world.
One strategy that has grown in popularity in recent years is incorporating adaptogenic herbs into your daily diet.
These plant allies are said to help your mind and body cope better with stress, increasing your resilience and ability to regain your balance after experiencing stressful situations.
The term adaptogens was coined in the 1940s, but the concept itself is much older and draws on research from traditional Eastern healing systems, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Research suggests that adaptogens do not just protect against stress, but also help to reduce fatigue, increase mental alertness, and improve mental health, including reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
There are a number of plants said to have adaptogenic properties because of their high levels of beneficial compounds. Many are mushrooms or herbs that can be used to make tinctures and teas.
In this blog post, we’ll look at three adaptogenic teas you can try for lower stress. These teas may help you feel calm and centred, despite life’s ups and downs.
One of the best-known and most popular adaptogenic teas is ashwagandha. This herb plays a key role in Ayurvedic medicine and is used as a rejuvenating tonic to improve your vitality and promote long life.
Ashwagandha is also said to reduce anxiety and stress, improve athletic performance, boost concentration, and support healthy sleep.
Try it in: NutraBoost, our tea for energy and mental clarity.
Another well-loved adaptogen is ginseng, which plays a similar role in Traditional Chinese Medicine as ashwagandha plays in Ayurveda. It is used as a general tonic to promote healing and the healthy flow of Qi (lifeforce).
Like ashwagandha, ginseng is thought to reduce fatigue, protect against the effects of stress, and support your mental health. A potent anti-inflammatory, ginseng also benefits our physical health by protecting against inflammation and oxidative stress.
Try it in: Ginseng & Ginger, part of our flagship tea range.
Another herb that comes to us from Ayurveda is shatavari. Often used to promote hormonal balance and treat issues related to the reproductive system, shatavari is known as the Queen of Herbs because it is best known for supporting women’s health.
However, the benefits of shatavari go beyond reproductive health. This herb is also a powerful adaptogen, reducing anxiety and helping you cope with physical and mental stress.
Try it in: NutraMother, our supportive tea to help you with the transition into motherhood.