DSCN6776Adaptogens are amazing herbs, that have the ability to stabilize or balance our bodies. So, they are very helpful for helping to maintain a healthy body. Many of these are widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda Medicine (from East India), and have been in use for many centuries. They can be taken in the form of herbal tea or ground to a powder and taken in capsule form.

Here is a list, of adaptogenic herbs, that I have compiled, which gives both the common name and the botanical name:

Ashwagandha (Withania somnigera)

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) – Fo ti tieng/Kula kud

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)

Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)

Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Dang shen (Codonopsis pilosula

Suma (Pfaffia paniculata)

Maca or Peruvian Maca Root (Lepdium meyernii

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Cordyceps (Cordyceps Sinensis)

Shatavari Root (Asparagus Racemosus)

Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus)

Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)

Amla or Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica)

Button Mushroom (Agaricus campestris)

Astragalus (Astragalus spp)