There's a group of herbs i call my secret weapon. They are Adaptogens. I use them to help me get through this crazy (rather stressful) wild time of parenting. They help me cope with everyday stress, be a nicer person (less irritable), less anxious, give me more energy and very importantly help me stay ahead of burnout (Yep, I've been there. A story for another time)
Burn out, or adrenal exhaustion is a very common symptom of post natal depletion. When we are depleted and running on empty for too long, our adrenal gland is working to the max which in turn leaves you with elevated cortisol and a suppressed immune system (Hello feeling wired and tired and picking up every bug going around!)
It’s a very common condition of this fast paced world we live in. So here are 5 Super adrenal herbs that can help.
Reishi mushroom is the queen of medicinal mushrooms. She helps to support your immune system and boost your adrenals giving you energy and hormonal support.
Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) is one of our faves! It’s a powerful herb that is super nutritious as well as helping your nervous system cope with emotional and physical stress.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus Senticosis) is a great herb for energy but also supports and tones the adrenals and nervous system for a calm burst of energy unlike the quick high and jittery low from caffeine.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) is a yummy herb that is soothing on the adrenals and calming to the nervous system.
Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogenic herb which means it increases the bodies resistance to stress.
Herbal teas are a great way to add some of these herbs into your everyday. We have naturopathically formulated our repletion tea and recovery tea with several key adrenal herbs infused with nutritive and calming herbs to nourish and support those overworked adrenals, support your nervous system and give your immune system a boost.
And we also created our superboost blends with Reishi Mushroom blended with Cacao, Withania, Shatavari, Lucuma and Mesquite to deliver these delicious herbs and nutrients into a smoothie or a warm drink.
RECIPE SUPERCHARGED HOT CHOCCY
Warm a cup of milk of your choice (Almond, cashew, hemp etc. i personally like Nutty Bruce)
Add 1bsp cashew paste
1 tbsp tahini
1 Medjool date
1 tbsp superboost blend
1 Tsp cinnamon