These well-studied adaptogens are increasing­ly accessible as supplement­s, in tea blends, and as elixirs and/or

powders to add to beverages.


(Withania somnifera)

A 2021 double-blind clinical study

published in Evidence-Based Complement­ary and Alternativ­e Medicine

followed 125 adults consuming a daily ashwagandh­a capsule for 90 days and concluded it promoted sleep and lowered stress and cortisol levels.

GINSENG (Panax ginseng)

A 2019 review of several studies published in Trends in Food Science and Technology found ginseng works as an immune-modulator to help the body fight infections and diseases. It may also

lessen mental and physical fatigue, according to a 2018 Chinese Medicine preliminar­y review of several studies.

RHODIOLA (Rhodiola rosea)

A 2020 clinical trial of 50 adults published in Phytothera­py Research suggests that taking 400 milligrams of

rhodiola daily improves cognitive function by improving reaction time and decreasing error rate, and lessening the stress load of the brain when performing

tasks with multiple stimuli.


(Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi or holy basil may improve blood pressure and assist in dealing with psychologi­cal and immunologi­cal stress, according to a 2017 systematic review published in Evidence-Based Complement­ary and Alternativ­e Medicine.

TURMERIC (Curcuma longa)

A 2018 study published in The American

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found turmeric supplement­ation over 18 months

reduced amyloid plaque deposits, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s developmen­t.

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