Term ‘’adaptogenic’’ is referred to as a common term in unofficial phytotherapy and functional medicine, which indicates the ability of the plant’s entire chemical components to contribute to the stabilization of homeostasis, or the balance of human physiological processes.
Adaptogens have the ability to raise overall non-specific resistance of the organism, allowing the body to better adapt to stressful circumstances. Adaptogens do not result in action that is followed by a phase of exhaustion, which is inherent to stimulants.
In the narrow sense of activity, adaptogenicity implies to the ability to improve the adjustment to the physiological stress.
Adaptogenicity also means that the plant itself grows in rough conditions, and has also developed a specific natural constituent that makes it more resistant to the influence of the external factors.
Adaptogens are attributed to numerous beneficial effects on health: they influence on the endocrine system, act as powerful antioxidants, strengthen immunity, increase energy and body strength, balance blood sugar levels, reduce anxiety, allow better sleep, improve mood and concentration, etc.