Tulsi, Jiaogalun, Licorice, Yucca. Tulsi -In the early stages of adrenal fatigue, the adrenals increase production of cortisol to handle stress. This excess cortisol contributes to diabetes, mood swings, body fat/belly fat, poor quality sleep, and liver deficits. When cortisol is too high, you also act as though you are pumped up on caffeine, but if you are low on cortisol, you’ll have the feeling of being very stressed and exhausted. This is where Holy basil cortisol benefit turn out to be useful.The holy basil plant lowers cortisol, which enables multiple systems and organs to operate optimally. Jiaogulan - Jiaogulan works by stabilizing the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a system that plays a central role in managing how the body responds to stress; and involves the dynamic interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system. By stabilizing HPA axis, Jiaogulan strengthens and maintains the body’s adaptive energy – preventing stress from causing the physical or mental damage. Improves adrenal health, Regulates levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, allowing the body to respond to stress in a healthy manner. Calms a frayed nervous system, leading to less stress and anxiety. Promotes healthy sleep. Exerts anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, reducing inflammation and cellular damage. Boosts immune functions. Yucca - has potent steroidal anti-inflammatory properties and supports the function of the adrenal glands.Yucca is one of the richest herbal sources of sterol saponins, which have a mild steroid-like effect on the body, helping to aid the adrenal glands natural production of steroid hormones such as cortisol.Yucca schidigera also has anti-protozoal properties, helps to support the gut flora and to prevent candida overgrowth.
Thyme, Elderberry, Nettle, Chamomile, Fennel. If springtime in the air has you running for the tissues, you’re not alone. Each year, millions of people seek relief from seasonal allergy symptoms. Pollens, molds, grasses and budding tree growth are common culprits, contributing to the classic symptoms of hay fever: itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; and sinus congestion with pressure and pain.With their gentle actions and minimal side effects, botanical remedies are a good option for allergy sufferers. Nettle - Stinging nettle may sound painful, but it’s actually considered a wonderful health-supporting herb. Nettle has natural histamine-blocking properties which are especially beneficial for seasonal allergies.  Historically, stinging nettle has been used for sore joints and gout as well as eczema and hay fever. Current research, however, has yet to support this ancient use. Elderberry - Elderberry is a European folk remedy typically used for supporting health during bouts of the cold and flu. However, there is evidence that the active ingredients in elderberry also support the sinuses by discouraging swelling of the mucous membranes.  This benefit makes elderberry an excellent tool for supporting health while combating seasonal allergy symptoms. It naturally protects defenses by keeping bacteria in check, and it has also been used to deter sinusitis and nasal congestion. Chamomile – Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): is rich in anti-histamine properties. Fennel - Fennel is rich with the antioxidant flavonoid "Quercetin". Quercetin is a strong natural antihistamine shown to be very helpful for allergies and histamine-related inflammation. Thyme - Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): is a natural antihistamine, as well as having antiseptic properties to help purge infections. The essential oil has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a host of different bacteria and fungi.
Jiaogalun, Horse Chesnut, Horsetail, Hawthorn, Red Clover, Gotu Kola, Red Sage-It is now widely accepted that atherosclerosis is a complex multicellular process involving oxidation of cholesterol and the intracellular accumulation of oxidized cholesterol. This accumulation causes a cascade of inflammatory processes, resulting in an unstable atherosclerotic plaque that ultimately bursts, causing myocardial infarction. Jiaogulan helps prevent damage to the arterial lining – the key factor that leads to Cardiovascular disease (CVD).Jiaogulan has shown in studies to counteract several of the causes of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of arteries), the deadly process often behind CVD.A powerful antioxidant and internal antioxidant stimulant, Jiaogulan helps neutralize free radicals and helps prevent oxidative damage to the endothelium (artery or vessel lining).Jiaogulan has a powerful regulatory effect on a number of bodily systems including blood pressure, lowering it or raising it depending on need – key in preventing blood pressure-related endothelial damage – a precursor to atherosclerosis. Jiaogulan has shown to both stimulate and regulate Nitric Oxide production, which plays a key role in ‘vasodilation’ – dilating blood vessels and reducing blood pressure. Jiaogulan prevents plaque buildup in the arteries by lowering bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising good cholesterol (HDL) levels (67-93% success in clinical studies.) Used widely in Asia as a treatment for weight reduction, Jiaogulan has shown in studies to increase fat metabolism and help treat obesity, a leading risk condition for CVD. Jiaogulan has shown to help prevent both platelet stickiness and blood clots. Jiaogulan has shown in studies to reduce the severity of injury to the brain and heart suffered as a consequence of a stroke or a heart attack. Horse chestnut – venous insufficiency the capillary filtration coefficient had decreased by 22%, Escin, a constituent of Horse Chestnut, reduces capillary fragility. Red Clover - arterial elasticity - which declines during and after menopause, was significantly improved with red clover isoflavones. Red Sage - used for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis. Endothelial cell hyperpermeability is implicated in inflammation and subsequent ischemic reperfusion injury and atherosclerosis. Data from this study suggest that one of the mechanisms S. miltiorrhiza exerts its pharmacological effect is through its modulation of endothelial cell permeability. Gotu Kola - Total triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica (TTFCA) is active on the microcirculation in venous and diabetic microangiopathy. Signs and symptoms of venous hypertension and edema are improved. Gotu Kola was shown to inhibit the inflammatory process which may provoke hypertrophy in scars and improves the capillary permeability. Horsetail – Silicon plays an important role in building, strengthening and repairing connective tissue, cartilage and blood vessel walls, this is why horsetail supplements are also used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, arthrosis, connective tissue diseases, and to accelerate the healing of wounds. Hawthorn – Used traditionally as a remedy for cardiovascular diseases. This herb has antioxidant properties that help protect against the formation of plaques and may help control high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Hawthorn improves the health of endothelial cells that line arteries. Other things you might like to try Meadowsweet Tea Phenolic Antioxidative activity Pomegranate Juice - ability to mobilize the body's own self-defense forces against endothelial dysfunction Orange Peel – Vitamin C Benefits Endothelial function Alfalfa – Cholesterol Lowering