Wonder Herbs: A Guide to Three Adaptogens

JP Saleeby, MD with contributions from Amber Keefer

Table of Contents

Introduction  

Chapter I.  Rhodiola Rosea

What are Adaptogens and How do they work
Adaptogen Deficiency
Safety of Adaptogens

Brief History of Rhodiola

The Role of R. rosea in ATP and Creatine Production
Combating Stress and Fatigue
Effects on the Central Nervous System
Effects on the Immune System
Effects on Cardiovascular Health
Rhodiola rosea to Fight Cancer
R. rosea and Weight Loss
R. rosea as an Antioxidant
Other Benefits of Rhodolia rosea
R. rosea versus Ginseng

Active Ingredients

Usual Doses

Side Effects and Toxicity

The Role of Rhodiola rosea in 21st Century Medicine

Chapter II.  Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Brief History of Eleuthero

How Eleuthero is used
Reducing Stress and Fatigue
Bolstering the Immune System
Other Benefits of Eleuthero

Active Ingredients

Usual Doses

Side Effects and Toxicity

Chapter III.   Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

Brief History of Jiaogulan

How Jiaogulan is used
Regulation of Blood Pressure
Regulation of Blood Lipids
Improving Circulation and Cardiovascular function
Boosting the Immune System
Support of Liver Function
Lowering Blood Glucose
Enhancing Athletic Performance
Avoiding the Signs of Aging
Reducing Risk of Cancer
Other Benefits of Jiaogulan

Active Ingredients

Usual Doses

Side Effects and Toxicity
 
Drug / Herbal Interaction


References

Appendix

Index