People are continuously exposed to daily stressors, whether they’re environmental, physical, or mental. The HPA Axis (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) is a centralized stress response system, intertwining the central nervous system and the endocrine system. To prevent stress response exhaustion, herbal adaptogens should be taken daily in support of the HPA Axis. These herbal adaptogens include Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Holy Basil, and Ashwagandha. They assist the HPA Axis in regulating stress response for the prevention of exhaustion. These adaptogenic herbs can significantly increase the quality of life for those who experience many daily stressors. For more information about utilizing adaptogens for stress response, please refer to this article posted under “Patient Education” on this website.

-Alison Zahn MLS, PBCHS

Crossroads Apothecary