How Do Herbal Adaptogens Work?

Reviewed on 10/6/2021

HOW DO HERBAL ADAPTOGENS WORK?

HOW DO HERBAL ADAPTOGENS WORK?

Herbal adaptogens are natural products used to improve the ability to adapt and survive. 

They may work in the following ways:

  • Stimulate the production of white blood cells and immune cells
  • Increase adenosine triphosphate (energy) levels in cells
  • Act as antioxidants
  • Improve oxygen utilization by muscle cells and lower lactic acid accumulation during exercise

HOW ARE HERBAL ADAPTOGENS USED?

Herbal adaptogens are mainly used for treating:

Herbal adaptogens are also used for:

  • Increasing stamina
  • Protecting heart, bones/joints, and prostate/urinary tract health
  • Improving blood circulation
  • Reducing the risk of heart diseases
  • Adapting to internal/external stressors
  • Enhancing athletic performance

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF HERBAL ADAPTOGENS?

Although most herbal adaptogens are safe, some of them may occasionally cause the following side effects including:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF HERBAL ADAPTOGENS?

Generic and brand names of herbal adaptogens include:

  • Acai
  • Acanthopanax senticosus
  • Accai palm
  • Altovis
  • American ginseng
  • Anchi ginseng
  • Ashwagandha
  • Asian ginseng
  • Cabbage palm
  • Canadian ginseng
  • Chinese ginseng
  • Cordyceps
  • Cordyceps sinensis
  • Cordymax
  • Devil's bush
  • Eleuthero
  • Eleutherococcus
  • Eleutherococcus senticosus
  • Euterpe oleracea
  • Fo-ti
  • Ginseng radix
  • Ginseng root
  • He shou wu
  • Indian ginseng
  • Japanese ginseng
  • Jintsam
  • Korean ginseng
  • Ninjin
  • North american ginseng
  • Octacosanol
  • Octacosyl alcohol
  • Ontario ginseng
  • Panax ginseng
  • Panax quinquefolius
  • Polygonum multiflorum
  • Radix ginseng
  • Red berry
  • Red ginseng
  • Ren shen
  • Sang
  • Shigoka
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Thorny pepperbrush
  • Touch me not
  • Untouchable
  • Wild pepper
  • Wisconsin ginseng
  • Withania
  • Withania somnifera
  • References
  • https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/adaptogens-herbals
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/adaptogens-herbals

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