The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal

The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal

by Agatha Noveille
The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal

The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal

by Agatha Noveille


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In the tradition of the bestselling Alchemy of Herbs, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens details the benefits of twenty-four adaptogenic herbs, and includes more than seventy-five recipes that target specific wellness categories such as sleep, mental focus, beauty—and more!

Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve your body's reaction to emotional and physical stress, while also increasing your energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity. Recent studies support what practitioners of Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have known for centuries—these herbs such as Rhodiola, ginseng, licorice, and more, have many heath and wellness benefits and are safe for long-term use. Whether you're interested in honing your mental abilities to a razor-sharp level, want to boost your athleticism, or are looking for ways to elevate your healthy lifestyle, adaptogens have so much to offer for everyday well-being.

In The Complete Guide to Adaptagens, you'll learn about the numerous benefits of twenty-four popular adaptogenic herbs, including Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Maca, He Shou Wu, and Holy Basil. You'll also find more than seventy-five easy recipes for potions and remedies to improve sleep, mood, mental focus, immune function, stamina, as well as general wellness and beauty. These all-natural, safe remedies fight the effects of chronic stress, while restoring your body’s balance, health, and vitality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507207840
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Agatha Noveille is the founder of the Common Branch Herb School, a grassroots herbal classroom that promotes herbs as a way to safeguard community health and resilience. In addition to writing her own blog, The Independent Herbalist, Agatha is part of the writing team at The Herbal Academy. She writes regular posts for The Survival Mom blog, and has contributed articles to a variety of magazines and periodicals, including and From Scratch magazine. She lives in Dalton, GA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 The Basics of Adaptogens 13

1 Understanding and Using Adaptogens 15

What Are Adaptogens? 16

Safety 17

Tools and Supplies 20

Basic Ingredients 22

Basic Skills 23

Project: Make an Herbal Extract by Maceration 25

How to Make an Extract by Percolation 26

Project: Make an Herbal Extract by Percolation 28

Project: Make a Glass Funnel for Percolation Tinctures 31

2 Adaptogens Glossary 35

Albizia 36

Amla 37

Ashwagandha 39

Astragalus 41

Burdock 42

Cordyceps 44

Dang Shen 46

Eleuthero 47

Ginseng, American 49

Ginseng, Asian 51

Goji 53

Gotu Kola 54

Hawthorn 56

He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti) 58

Holy Basil (Tulsi) 60

Jiaogulan 62

Licorice 63

Maca 65

Nettle 66

Reishi 68

Rhodiola 69

Schisandra 70

Shatavari 71

Suma 73

Part 2 Adaptogenic Recipes For Wellness 75

3 Recipes to Improve Your Sleep 77

Simply Schisandra and Rhodiola Extract 79

Midnight Milk 80

Midnight Milk Powder 81

Midnight Milk 81

Bedtime Nut Butter Bites 83

Bedtime Spice 84

Bedtime Nut Butter 84

Bedtime Nut Butter Bites 85

Morpheus Tea Blend 86

A Cup of Morpheus Tea 87

Sandman's Reserve Elixir 89

Night Garden Sachets 90

Soothed Spirits Bath Blend 92

Night Nectar 94

Night Nectar and Fried Banana Bedtime Snack 96

Better Rest Elixir 97

Thyme for Sleep Berries and Cherries 99

4 Recipes to Improve Your Mood 101

Happy Days Elixir 103

Tulsi Agua Fresca 104

Sparkling Herbal Refreshers 105

Lavender Tulsi Sparkling Water 107

Albizia Fizz 108

Vine and Berry Tea 109

Rhodiola and Rooibos Latte 110

Uplifting Massage Oil 112

Mexican Chocolate Goji Berries 114

Small Measure of Calm Honey 116

Savor the Day Spice and Fig Morsels 118

Savor the Day Spice 119

Fig Morsels 119

Pistachio Avocado Pudding with Sweeter Mood Spice 121

Sweeter Mood Spice 122

Pistachio Avocado Pudding with Sweeter Mood Spice 122

5 Recipes to Improve Your Mental Focus 125

Cinnamon Candied Walnuts with Eleuthero 128

Diy Sunflower Seed Butter 130

Sunpower Powder and Spread 132

Sunpower Powder 132

Food for Thought Chia Puddings 133

Raspberry and Rhodiola Chia Yogurt 135

Matcha and Peach Chia Seed Pudding with Gynostemma 136

Brainiac Oxymel 137

Ultimate Choco Chia Dessert Pudding 139

Chili Lime Pistachios with Dang Shen (aka Dang Good Pistachios) 140

Brain Goo 142

Thinking Cup 144

Lavender and Schisandra Syrup and Soda 147

Blackberry Brilliance Cordial 149

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary 150

6 Recipes to Improve Your Immune Function 153

Goji and Elderberry Syrup 157

Astragalus Multi-Grain Bowls 159

Amla and Ginger Instant Tea 160

Burdock Skillet Sauté 162

Run Ragged Extract 163

Strawberry Eleuthero Shrub 164

Eleuthero Vinegar Extract 165

Shrub Fruit Syrup 165

Strawberry Eleuthero Shrub 166

More Adaptogens Plz! Miso 167

Immune Berry Astragalus Gummies 170

Cinnamon Cordyceps Cocoa 173

Maple Ginger Immune Elixir 174

7 Recipes to Improve Your Energy and Stamina 177

Rhodiola Fruit Leathers 181

Pear Blueberry Fruit Leathers 182

Cherry Raspberry Fruit Leathers 182

Simply Strawberry Fruit Leathers 182

All-Purpose Nettle Seed Salt 184

Maca and Suma Maple Syrup 186

Granola Bites 187

Lost in the Wilderness Overnight Steep 188

Dang Shen and Hawthorn Blend 190

Coconut Dainties 192

Coconut Cranorange Dainties 193

Coconut Chocolate Hazelnut Dainties 193

Coconut, Yogurt, and Fresh Fruit Dainties 194

Ginseng Extract 195

Super Switchel 196

Super Switchel Salt 197

Super Switchel 197

Eleuthero Lemon Gelée 199

8 Recipes to Support Women's Health 201

Pomegranate Basil Soda with Rhodiola 205

Shatavari Honey and Figs 206

Roseroot Potion 207

By Your Lady's Leave(s) 210

Maca-Choco Truffles 212

Superwoman Shots 213

Drop of Magic Kitchen Oils 215

Spicy Shatavari Magic 216

Herbes de Provence and Ashwagandha Magic 216

Schlsandra and Oregano Oil 216

Easy Maca Smoothie 219

Loving Life Elixir 220

Bee Vital Seasoning 223

9 Recipes to Support Men's Health 225

Superman Shots 227

Pepita Bombs 228

Cranberry Electuary 230

Men's Chai and Mushroom Tea 233

Suma Pepita Smoothie 235

Man of Legend Truffles 236

Sarsaparilla and Damiana Potion 238

Powerblast Popcorn Balls 239

Suma Orange Cream Elixir 242

Lionheart Seasoning Blend 245

Good for the Gander Overnight Steep 247

10 Recipes to Improve Your Hair, Skin, and Nails 249

Blueberry Nettle Smoothie 253

Berry and Blossom Beauty Brew 255

Brains and Beauty Bitters 257

Beauty Gelée 258

Goji and Amla Bonbons 261

Bright Eyes Tea 262

Beauty Breakfast Bowl Sprinkle 264

Legendary Golden Beauty Elixir 265

Shatavarl Oil 267

No Flore Raccoon Root Brew 268

Conclusion: Enjoying Adaptogens Every Day 271

Appendix A Resources and Suppliers 273

Appendix B Bibliography 275

US/Metric Conversion Chart 276

Index 279

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