The Christmas season can quite often has us stretched to the very limit.
Off the back of a very stressful year, the pressure to reconnect with people that we haven’t seen because of lockdown, on top of Christmas preparations, and the many extra pressures that this time of year brings, can be ‘the straw that breaks the camel’s back!’.
What I have noticed this year, is the level of exhaustion that has pervaded our community.
It has been a relentless year.
One out of the box.
So, it is important to firstly recognise this, and then take steps to support your nervous system and adrenals.
Christmas can be a beautiful time to reconnect with the simple joys and traditions, to share precious time with family and friends, and to lower expectations of creating the perfect Christmas so you focus on the magic of the Season.
Our Top 4 Herbs to help support and nourish your nervous system.
Withania is an Ayurvedic herb (traditional Indian) and one of our favourites for stress and debility. It is the number one tonic to the whole nervous system and used when we are under both acute and chronic stress. It supports adrenal function by acting as an adaptogen. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.
Rhemannia is one of the most important tonics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is used to nourish and replenish depleted vital energy known as “qi”. Our “qi” reflects how energetic, optimistic vivacious we are. It’s pretty difficult to remain positive, upbeat and at our best if we are stressed and our nervous system is depleted.
Generally when we have good vitality we have a good mindset – we’re positive about life and find joy in our days and in others.
Rhodiola is another beautiful adaptogenic herb that is very rejuvenating and restorative. Traditionally rhodiola has been used to increase physical endurance, work productivity and longevity and was revered as a “gift of the spirits”. More recent research has revealed rhodiola as a great protective herb to the nervous system, (and also the cardiovascular system), a great anti-fatigue, anti-anxiety, anti-depressive and anti-ageing. Wow a must have!
Schizandra is specifically used when feeling depleted both physically and mentally and suffer with poor memory and concentration. It is also a wonderful herb that supports the liver to detoxify effectively – great to use this time of year
Get a personalised Herbal tonic from our Qualified Practitioners
Talk to our Naturopaths, Anna and Jess, who will make you up a personalised herbal mix. These are practitioner-prescribed liquid herbs that are mixed professionally to address any health issues you may be experiencing. They work incredibly fast and are perfect for this time of year where the pace, expectations and stress levels are on the rise.
And if you need some extra practitioner advice, book your appointment now, and don’t delay on addressing any health issues.
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