Rehmannia root is a plant native to China. The scientific name is rehmannia glutinosa. It is also called Chinese foxglove due to its similar appearance to the foxglove flower found in many gardens. It is an important herb used in Chinese medicine, and has been used there for many different purposes for thousands of years.
In Chinese culture, yin and yang are two opposing forces of nature that are also found in the body. When these two forces are out of balance, health problems arise. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that many health issues stem from a yin deficiency. Rehmannia is used to restore a person’s yin.
There are many benefits to using rehmannia to improve your health. As an adaptogen, it helps your body adapt and deal with stress and anxiety better. However, there are also a slew of other amazing health benefits.
Studies have shown that rehmannia can improve outcomes of anemia, kidney disease, osteoperosis, and diabetes. These are all serious health conditions that should be monitored by a medical professional, and this is just one tool in the box that can alleviate symptoms and improve health. It is always amazing to confirm natural medicine traditions with modern scientific studies and have validation that it really works. However, we can also look to the thousands of years of traditional use as evidence as well. Rehmannia can also help with less serious issues like a fever or allergies.
The Science Behind Rehmannia Root
The main way that rehmannia root extract alleviates anxiety is through its adaptogenic properties. The herb helps the body to moderate the release of the stress hormone cortisol. The adrenal glands release it when your body goes into fight or flight mode. In the distant past, there were many benefits to having a very active adrenal system. There were very real threats around every corner. However, in our modern society, we do not need to be in fight or flight mode quite so often. If our bodies release too much cortisol for a prolonged period of time, we will not only feel on edge, but may also experience other negative health effects like poor immune response, weight gain, and sleep disturbances. So, an adaptogen like this one helps to regulate cortisol levels in our body so we can feel more at peace.
Another way that Rehmannia supplement helps is by releasing other adrenal cortical hormones. These hormones actually help us deal with stressful situations in a calm and peaceful way. It helps our heads stay clear when faced with something scary, and may even help lower inflammation and help manage blood sugar levels to keep us going throughout the day, not matter what comes our way.
The herbs we have chosen for Be Serene may have a mild sedative effect for some people, but for the most part, we have focused on herbs that increase yin, as this is the way to ease anxiety according to Chinese medicinal tradition.
When it comes to rehmannia glutinosa side effects, there aren’t many. Some people may experience mild stomach upset or allergy symptoms. But most people do not experience this. As with any supplement, if you have any medical concerns or conditions, please connect with a medical practitioner before adding herbal supplements to your regimen.
The rehmannia powder we include in Be Serene is non-GMO and responsibly sourced. We test each ingredient in Be Serene to make sure it is free from contaminants. You can feel safe and secure taking our anxiety reducing supplement due to our commitment to quality and transparency.
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