Fatigue is one of the main health issues we face today. Positioned above the kidneys, there are almost 50 vital hormones that the adrenalin glands produce hormones which facilitate the running of our daily lives. So, a condition when these adrenalin glands are exhausted and unable to function appropriately, is known as adrenalin fatigue. One of the main functions of the adrenalin gland is to prepare the body to deal with challenges and stress.
However, being perpetually exposed to exhaustion these glands have unfortunately been overburden causing a decrease in the level of the hormone, cortisol, which results in exhaustion felt in the entire body. It can also be caused in cases of acute infections especially those associated with respiration. Common symptoms are – weight loss, depression, allergies, skin issues and so on. In order to bring about significant improvements in the adrenaline level, it is mandatory to regulate our lifestyle and follow a strict and nutritious diet. Along with that there are some herbal remedies which will also assist in moderating adrenal fatigue. Some of the noted ones are:
Best Herbal Remedies For Adrenal Fatigue
An age old Chinese herb, ginseng has the property to restore vitality in the body. It not only rejuvenates the exhausted adrenaline glands, but also normalizes metabolism and increases mental strength. It is also used as an anti-depressant as it soothes the nerves.
About 200-220mg can be taken two times a day for a period of 21 days. Once this cycle is over, its consumption should be stopped for the next 14 days to evaluate its effect. During this cycle it is recommended that the intake of caffeine should be limited.
Once again a popular herb used in Chinese traditional medicine for asthma, anti-aging, lung congestion and so on, ginkgo biloba or the memory booster herb, has the property to improve the blood circulation. It also acts as a potent anti-oxidant which ensures that it protects the adrenalin glands from inflammation or even excessive stress.
The herb is also known for containing bioflavinoids that causes enhance blood circulation to the eyes, ears and brain. Ginkgo can be taken in the form of tablets (which are not easy to swallow) or as a liquid. A modest dose of 120-240gms each day can be prescribed, usually to be taken as divided doses.
The herb that has its’ roots in Indian ayurveda, contining withanolides, the most dominant function of ashwagandha is to provide respite from sleeping problems, caused by stress or overburdening. The herb is responsible for increase the DHEA-S level that proves beneficial in reducing adrenalin fatigue.
Ashwagandha is readily available in the form of capsules and pills and even in liquid form. If insomnia is a daily problem, a small dose of 2-7gms can be consumed daily. Ashwagangha is also beneficial to those for whom anxiety and mental tension is the cause of adrenal fatigue.
Also known as ‘Arctic Root’ rhodiola is known for building prolonged resistance to stress, increasing physical vitality and decreasing mental fatigue. Rhodiola is a safe herb with minimal side-effects.
It is recommended that for an adult, a basic dose of 576mgs when mixed with rosavins and salidrosides, should be consumed on a daily basis to witness noticeable changes. Rhodiola additionally is able to correct the level of cortisol and HSP70, that ensures that improvement of mental agility.
The most potent herb to curb adrenal fatigues is licorice, that improves energy and vitality. It has the ability to stimulate adrenal hormones for the purpose of any anti-inflammatory action. It increases the level of cortisol, and also helps in reducing hypoglycaemia and improving the ability to heal wounds.
It also stimulates blood circulation especially to the heart. Licorice is however not recommended to those suffering from high blood pressure and during pregnancy. Due to its’ side effects, licorice should be taken after consultation.