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6 Things You Need To Know About Adaptogens—Nature's Answer To Valium
Rodale's Organic Life
by Emily Monaco
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Know what you’re getting into with these healing herbs.

Adaptogens are a whole new level of superfood. Members of this unique class of herbs and roots have been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, lauded for their ability to reduce the effects that stress hormones can have on the body. But before you head for the supplements aisle, here are 6 things you should know about adaptogens, and what they do–and what they don’t do...

July 2017