Adaptogens: Herbs for Longevity and Everyday Wellness Volume 1 (Hardcover)
A renowned practitioner of herbal medicine offers a beautiful introduction to adaptogenic herbs, explaining what they are, how they improve your life, and how you can use them for personal wellness. Adaptogenic herbs--like ginseng, cordyceps, and rhodiola--work to counteract the effects of stresses on the body. Used for millennia in Eastern healing, they have now become popular again. Adriana Ayales, owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, shares her in-depth knowledge of these amazing herbs. In addition to a list of complementary herbs that pair wells with adaptogens, Ayales also lists "master herbs" being researched for their adaptogenic-like chemistry. She offers 30 recipes for food, drinks, and natural beauty cures that can help banish fatigue, sharpen your mind, stimulate your central nervous system, and enhance vitality. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this authoritative guide also provides daily self-care tips for promoting wellness in mind, body, and spirit. From ginseng to cordyceps to rhodiola, centuries-old adaptogens are popular again. The core essence of these widely available herbs is that they are masterful longevity tonics, popularly known for their ability to protect against the negative effects of stress. In this beautifully illustrated book, Adriana Ayales, founder of Anima Mundi Herbals, shares must-know information on adaptogens and secondary adaptogens. You'll also find everyday self-care recipes, from warming tonics and lattes to foods like smoothie bowls, to cocktails and spritzers, as well as bath and body products. With this book at hand, you can navigate the amazing world of adaptogens.
Adriana Ayales is the owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, and a Costa Rican native who dedicated herself to the study of plants and healing from a young age. She uses rainforest tribal-style botany, as well as classic European alchemy, bridging the gap between indigenous medicine and Western practices. Adriana lives in New York City.