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Adaptogen

Latin Name: Asparagus racemosus

Synonyms: Asparagus volubilis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Shatavari, Wild Asparagus, Sparrow Grass

Sanskrit Name: Satavari, Kurilo, Satmuli, Shatmuli, Satawari, Satawar


Cool Facts: Shatavari in Sanscrit means "one who possesses a hundred husbands." Is is a rasayana, a rejuvinative and restorative herb. It is commonly used in Ayurveda to treat female reproductive problems such as infertility.

Family: Liliaceae

Energy: Cold, Moist

Taste: Sweet, Bitter

Parts Used: Processed Roots, Spring Shoots

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Astragalus membranaceus photo

Latin Name: Astragalus membranaceus

Synonyms: Astragalus mongholicus

Category: Adaptogen, PreppersHerb

Common Name: Astragalus, Milk Vetch, Locoweed

Chinese Name: Huang Qi, Pak Kei


Family: Fabaceae

Energy: Slightly warm, Moist

Taste: Sweet

Parts Used: Rhizomes

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Codonopsis pilosula photo

Latin Name: Codonopsis pilosula

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Codonopsis, Bonnet Bellflower, Bastarg Ginseng

Chinese Name: Dang Shen, Tang Shen


Cool Facts: Codonopsis is called "Poor Man's Ginseng." It can be used as a tasty, sweet energy tonic in food. Toss a few pieces into rice or put it into soups or teas.

Family: Campanulaceae

Energy: Moist, Slightly Warm

Taste: Sweet

Parts Used: Root

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Latin Name: Codonopsis tangshen

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Codonopsis, Bonnet Bellflower, Bastard Ginseng

Chinese Name: Dang Shen, Tang Shen, Tangsam


Cool Facts: Codonopsis is called "Poor Man's Ginseng." It can be used as a tasty, sweet energy tonic in food. Toss a few pieces into rice or put it into soups or teas.

Family: Campanulaceae

Energy: Moist, Slightly Warm

Taste: Sweet

Parts Used: Root

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Cordyceps sinensis photo

Latin Name: Cordyceps sinensis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Cordyceps

Chinese Name: Dong Chong Xia Cao, Chong Cao


Family: Clavicipitaceae

Energy: Warm, Moist

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Acid

Parts Used: Mycelium

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Eleutherococcus senticosis photo

Latin Name: Eleutherococcus senticosis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Eleuthero, Siberian Ginseng

Chinese Name: Ci Wu Jia


Family: Araliaceae

Energy: Slightly Warm, Neutral

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Root, Stem Bark

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Latin Name: Emblica officinalis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Emblic myrobalan, Indian Gooseberry

Sanskrit Name: Amla, Amalaki


Family: Euphorbiaceae

Energy: Cool, Dry

Taste: Sour, Sweet

Parts Used: Fruit

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Ganoderma lucidum photo

Latin Name: Ganoderma lucidum

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Reishi Mushroom

Chinese Name: Ling Zhi


Family: Ganodermataceae

Parts Used: Fungus

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Glycyrrhiza glabra photo

Latin Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Licorice, Sweet wood, Sweet root, Turkish licorice

Chinese Name: Gan Cao

Sanskrit Name: Yashti-madhu, Yashti-madhuka


Family: Fabaceae

Energy: Moist, Slightly Warm

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Root

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Glycyrrhiza uralensis photo

Latin Name: Glycyrrhiza uralensis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Licorice, Chinese Licorice, Sweet Root

Chinese Name: Gan Cao

Sanskrit Name: Yashti-madhu, Yashti-madhuka


Family: Fabaceae

Energy: Moist, Slightly Warm

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Root

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum photo

Latin Name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Category: Adaptogen, GreenhouseHerb

Common Name: Gynostemma, 5-Leaf Ginseng, Poor-Man's Ginseng, Southern Ginseng, Miracle Grass, Fairy Herb, Gospel Herb, Sweet Tea of the Vine, Immortality Herb, Jag

Chinese Name: Jiao Gu Lan, Jiaogulan, Xiancao, Xianxao, Amachazu


Cool Facts: Just pull up escapee stray vines for tea. It is said that people in southern China who drink the tea every day commonly live to 100 or more.

Family: Curcubitaceae

Energy: Neutral

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Herb

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Latin Name: Lycium chinense--fruit

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Lycium Fruit, Wolfberry, Chinese Desert Thorn

Chinese Name: Gou Qi Zi


Family: Solanaceae

Energy: Slightly Warm, Neutral

Taste: Sweet

Parts Used: Fruit

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Latin Name: Morinda officinalis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Morinda

Chinese Name: Ba Ji Tian


Family: Rubiaceae

Energy: Warm

Taste: Pungent, Sweet

Parts Used: Root

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Ocimum gratissimum photo

Latin Name: Ocimum gratissimum

Synonyms: Ocimum viride

Category: Adaptogen, PreppersHerb

Common Name: Holy Basil, African Basil

Sanskrit Name: Tulsi, Tulasi, Vishnu priya, Surasa


Cool Facts: Unlike most adaptogens where the root is used, Holy Basil works as an adaptogen without pulling up the plant. It helps relieve stress and balance the endocrine system. It helps diabetic metabolism return to balance. A relaxant that also helps clear the mind and protect and heal the nervous system, and also has antioxidant properties. A good plant to grow for Preppers, just to calm the mind in stressful times.

Family: Lamiaceae

Energy: Warm, Neutral

Taste: Pungent, Sweet

Parts Used: Herb

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Ocimum tenuiflorum photo

Latin Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum

Synonyms: Ocimum sanctum

Category: Adaptogen, GreenhouseHerb, PreppersHerb

Common Name: Holy Basil

Sanskrit Name: Tulsi, Tulasi, Vishnu priya, Surasa


Cool Facts: Unlike most adaptogens where the root is used, Holy Basil works as an adaptogen without pulling up the plant. It helps relieve stress and balance the endocrine system. It helps diabetic metabolism return to balance. A relaxant that also helps clear the mind and protect and heal the nervous system, and also has antioxidant properties. A good plant to grow for Preppers, just to calm the mind in stressful times.

Family: Lamiaceae

Energy: Warm, Neutral

Taste: Pungent, Sweet

Parts Used: Herb

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Panax ginseng photo

Latin Name: Panax ginseng

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Chinese Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Korean Ginseng

Chinese Name: Ren Shen


Family: Araliaceae

Energy: Warming, Slightly Moist

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Root

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Panax quinquefolius photo

Latin Name: Panax quinquefolius

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: American Ginseng, Sang, Seng

Chinese Name: Xi Yang Shen


Family: Araliaceae

Energy: Slightly Cool, Moist

Taste: Sweet, Bitter

Parts Used: Root, Leaf

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Latin Name: Pseudostellaria heterophylla

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Prince Seng, False Starwort, Pseudostellaria Root

Chinese Name: Tai Zi Shen


Family: Caryophyllaceae

Energy: Slightly Cool, Moist

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Parts Used: Root

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Latin Name: Rhodiola rosea

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Rhodiola, Golden Root, Roseroot Stonecrop, Arctic Root

Chinese Name: Hong Jing Tian


Family: Crassulaceae

Energy: Cool, Dry

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Spicy

Parts Used: Root

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Schisandra chinensis photo

Latin Name: Schisandra chinensis

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Chinese Magnolia Vine, Many-Flavored Berry

Chinese Name: Wu Wei Zi


Family: Magnoliaceae

Energy: Warm, Dry

Taste: Sour, Pungent, Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Parts Used: Fruit

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Latin Name: Schisandra sphenanthera

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: S. Chinese Magnolia Vine

Chinese Name: Wu Wei Zi


Family: Magnoliaceae

Energy: Warm, Dry

Taste: Sour, Pungent, Sweet, Salty, Bitter

Parts Used: Fruit

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Latin Name: Tinospora cordifolia

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Heartleaf Moonseed

Sanskrit Name: Guduchi, Amrita


Family: Menispermaceae

Energy: Warm, Dry

Taste: Bitter

Parts Used: Stems/Leaves

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Withania somnifera photo

Latin Name: Withania somnifera

Category: Adaptogen, PreppersHerb

Common Name: Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry

Sanskrit Name: Ashwagandha


Family: Solanaceae

Energy: Warm, Dry

Taste: Bitter, Sweet

Parts Used: Roots

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Latin Name: Rhaponticum carthamoides

Category: Adaptogen

Common Name: Maral Root


Family: Asteraceae

Energy: Cool

Taste: Bitter, Sweet

Parts Used: Root

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