Adaptogenic plants and their benefits on our daily health

by Josephine Gorron

Ancestral plants as remedies for our modern imbalances

At all times, man has been confronted with stressful situations, daily challenges: regular hunts at the risk of his life, going into survival mode during long periods of cold, the need to defend his territory...

Contemporary stress has just as significant impacts, with one difference: we don't risk our lives doing our shopping! However, work, pollution, chemical ingredients, and anxiety-provoking information have a real harmful impact on our body.

But luckily, adaptogens do exist! Used for thousands of years, these plants are allies of choice when it comes to facing these daily obstacles.

How are adaptogenic plants valuable aids?

Also called "Herbs of longevity", adaptogenic plants have a general balancing action on the body, allowing it to better cope with the tensions of everyday life.

Herbal adaptogens have many recognized benefits. Consuming it regularly helps:

  • An adaptation of the body to stress, to take a step back, to be a little more zen every day.
  • A strengthening of the immune system. We say no to winter colds!
  • To have lasting energy, all year round, without the blues.
  • To support the hormones of the adrenal glands such as adrenaline (positive stress) and to adjust the level of cortisol (negative stress) according to the situations.
  • Improved mental and physical performance.
  • Fill up on antioxidants Think, think, think…
  • To restore hormonal balance, no roller coaster!

How to integrate them into your daily life? 

Do you have the soul of a sorcerer's apprentice? Get started! You can create your own potions by incorporating adaptogens into your everyday foods and drinks. However, this requires a minimum of knowledge and Hermione is not there to give you a hand! Pay attention to the quality and origin of the adaptogens (natural and from Organic Farming) but also to the combinations of plants. We're not kidding about that...

Ginseng , Astragalus , Holy Basil , Amla , Reishi , Ashwagandha …Ashwagan-what?? Does it seem complicated to you? Hygea is here for that!

Hygée knows how to take care of you and makes your life easier. No need to have a master's degree in ancestral Indian plants or to know how to pronounce ashwagandha. All you need to do is add a bit of Serenity , Energy , Beauty or Immunity to your daily rituals: smoothie, tea, coffee, yogurt, etc. Boost your nutrition and overall health with 1 teaspoon a day!

You've got the pow(d)er!


Dietitian - Nutritionist in a private practice, Joséphine is also passionate about yoga and meditation. Convinced that taking care of yourself through diet and physical effort are the keys to good health and general fulfillment, Joséphine offers her patients comprehensive support based on mindfulness and respect for the body.

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