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Adaptogens

The popular herbal adaptogen derives from traditional Chinese medicine and counts centuries. Modern human life is difficult, everyday life is associated with stress, emotional instability, which has a devastating effect on the body, damages the immune, nervous and digestive systems. One of the methods of stress management is to include adaptogens in the daily nutrition. How does adaptogen functions - it does not reduce stress, but increases the body’s resilience to physical, emotional and mental stress. It is also used to increase energy, reinforces immunity, relieve depression and anxiety.

 

These natural remedies are found in the form of plants, roots and mushrooms.

How to use - they can be taken daily in the form of food supplements in drinks, soups, juices, etc.

Adaptogens are found in the form of extracts, powders and tablets. Their effectiveness increases with daily consumption, however, as with all dietary supplements; it is advisable to consult a specialist.

Here are some of them:

Ashwagandha is a strong antioxidant, used to reinforce immunity, relieves depression, stress. Effectively fights colds and coughs. The daily dose is ½ -1 teaspoon.

Cordyceps – used as auxiliary substance for respiratory system, reinforcing the immune system and fighting fatigue. Dose ¾ - 2 teaspoon.

Maca root is effective means for fighting chronic fatigue, and is usually taken for increasing energy. The daily dose is ⅓ - 1 teaspoon.

Review the potato and leek soup recipes for improving immunity.

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion

2 leeks

1 clove garlic

2 potatoes

4 cups vegetable broth or water

½   teaspoon Ashwagandha powder   

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

 

Heat oil in a saucepan, add chopped onion, leek, garlic and potatoes. Leave on medium heat for a few minutes. Add the broth and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are ready. Blend with Ashwagandha powder. Balance the thickness of the soup with boiling water.  

 

 

Nino Megrelidze