It is a little hard to believe that Christmas is less than 4 weeks away. With anxiety, stress and fatigue at all-time highs, coupled with an increased focus on immune support, it is time to make your health a priority so that you can connect fully with the joys and traditions of the Season.
There is a deep level of exhaustion that almost everyone is experiencing.
It has been a relentless two years and something we have never experienced before as a community. So, it is important to firstly recognise this, and then take steps to support your nervous system and adrenal glands.
The focus right now is to manage stress and anxiety, support and nourish your adrenal glands and nervous system, and in doing this, support your immune system.
These are 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 is 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
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.
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