Are you tired and stressed?
One of my favorite herbs for patients that are struggling from fatigue and excess stress is Ashwaganda, formally known as Withania somnifera. With so many people tired and stressed these days I am going to have to vote ashwaganda the best herb of 2007!
The root of this plant is best for those feeling very frazzled and in need of a nervous system re-set. Ashwaganda is helpful especially for individuals that are extremely agitated.
If you know someone that is difficult to be around you might want to sneak a little of this herb in to them (just kidding instead refer them to this article).
For those experiencing stress without fatigue trying an herb such as Schisandra may be more beneficial. Ashwaganda as an added bonus supports the immune system, is anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and also helpful for those with impotence.
According to Naturopathic theory one should notice the effects of this herb within three days, feel a restoration of their well being after three weeks, and should no longer need to take the herb after three months. Hopefully once that three month period is up, better coping mechanisms for stress management have been implemented!
Source: “Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth” by Sharon Tilgner, ND