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Also in each little ampoule: Extracts of ashwagandha, an adaptogen that has shown promise in helping the body cope with anxiety.
This recipe features nutmeg (a natural sleep aid) and ashwagandha (an adaptogen that helps your body deal with stress) to shepherd you to dreamland.
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Origin and Etymology of adaptogen
First Known Use: 1969See Words from the same year
medical Definition of adaptogen
- Fortunately, a class of herbs known in herbal medicine as adaptogens can provide an added boost of vitality and increase the body's ability to adapt to common stresses.
- —James Bailey, Yoga Journal,, January/February 2004
adaptogenicplay \ə-ˌdap-tə-ˈje-nik\ adjective
- … adaptogenic herbs like ginseng and milk thistle, which can help build stress resistance.
- —Barb Berggoetz, The Indianapolis (Indiana) Star, 30 Oct. 2007
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