By David Winston and Steven Maimes
Herbs for strength, stamina, and stress relief. Authored by David Winston and Steven Maimes, Adaptogens, provides a comprehensive look into the world of these nontoxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. We all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. Adapotgens are rejuvenating herbs and tonics that help the body "adapt" to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders.
Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India, Russia, China, and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, traditional use, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb.