American Ginseng (Panx Quinquefolius) – was originally used by Cherokees for shortness of breath, coughing, digestive upset, headaches, convulsions, fatigue, female reproductive problems and general weakness. Research has confirmed that American ginseng corrects deficiencies or excesses in body functions that are controlled by the endocrine system.
Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus Senticosus) – Is an adaptogen that strengthen the immune system, relieve angina symptoms, lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and support cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment. While partaking in excessive training eleuthero has being shown to increase endurance, stamina, enhance mitochondrial activity, speed recovery and prevent immune depletion.
Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) – “Asian ginseng is one of the most studied herbs in the world”. It is use to alleviate chronic fatigue deficiency syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and bolster immunity in cancer patients. Koreans use ginseng “for malaria, hysteria, alcoholism, acute gastritis, and as an aid in convalescence from serious illness. In Japan, Asian ginseng is used for diarrhea, dyspepsia, vomiting, coughs, and diabetes. In Hong Kong, the root is used to treat drunkenness, amnesia, and general weakness”. (Adaptogens by D. Winston & S. Maimes, p. 143)
Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea) – Rhodiola is used as part of various clinical protocols to treat various ailments including diabetes, depression, altitude sickness, ADHD, cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and people with head trauma. “Rhodiola also can act to prevent or treat immune depletion caused by overwork, excessive physical training, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy”. (Adaptogens by D. Winston & S. Maimes, p. 193)
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Traditional this herb is use to increase stamina, strength, sperm count, sexual weakness in men and general weakness. Various traditions use Ashwagandha to treat diseases such as syphilis, typhoid fever, diarrhea, lack of libido, various infections, asthma, rheumatism, ulcers, fevers, arthritis and dyspepsia. Modern uses include “nervine and adaptogenic functions, Ashwagandha is very effective for anxiety, fatigue, cloudy thinking, stress-induced insomnia, and neurasthenia (Nervous Exhaustion)”. (Adaptogens by D. Winston & S. Maimes, p. 140)