Many of us find that too often, we lose our center. Whether we're overworked, under rested, or pushing ourselves too hard, our equilibrium has shifted, and it can be difficult to regain. Adaptogens affects our bodies in ways that combat this exact phenomenon. As this blog via Lucky Vitamin puts it, they're like "super awesome mini ninjas" that help our body overcome whatever's draining it. Any medicine or practice that stabilizes our physiological processes and promotes feelings of balance and well-being is referred to as an adaptogen.
Naturally, there's quite a few herbs that fall under this umbrella. Lucky Vitamin lists four particularly potent adaptogens, and what about them makes them particular suited to bringing out our best selves.
The first one is Astralagus (pictured above), a root used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine that boosts immune system function: