Our Herbs & Botanicals

What is an Adaptogen?

An adaptogen is a nontoxic plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.

Examples of Adaptogens: Ashwagandha, Chamomile, Passionflower, Hemp

 

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a popular Ayurvedic herb and considered a tonic with multiple properties. Ashwagandha may support healthy inflammatory response and relax the central nervous system in animals. But more studies are needed to determine whether these effects can occur in humans. *

Ashwagandha may affect certain lab tests that measure thyroid functioning and digoxin levels.

Buoyant Formulas that contain Ashwagandha: Recovery Aid, Flash Relief

 

Bee Propolis, also known as bee glue, is a product bees produce to seal cracks in their hives. It consists mostly of resin, wax, essential oils, pollen, and other organic compounds.

Bee propolis contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. It’s also rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, copper, zinc, manganese and iron.*

Buoyant Formulas that contain Bee Propolis: Immunity Boost

 

Cayenne Pepper (Extract) contains a chemical called capsaicin that is a powerful irritant. Capsaicin is an extract derived from hot chili peppers that may support healthy function of the central nervous system (CNS). *

Buoyant Formulas that contain Cayenne: Recovery Aid

 

Cinnamon refers to several plants native to Southeast Asia. The bark, rich in essential oil, is used as a flavoring agent and as a spice. Cinnamon has a long history of use as an herbal remedy. 

Current evidence suggests benefits of cinnamon for supporting healthy glucose levels, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. *

Buoyant Formulas that contain Cinnamon: Recovery Aid

 

Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy and can help support one's ability to achieve a restful nights sleep. *

Buoyant Formulas that contain Chamomile: Sleep Support + Chamomile

 

Elecampane is an herb originating from Europe and parts of Asia. Most commonly, elecampane is used to move phlegm that causes respiratory issues and eliminate intestinal bacteria to improve stomach issues. *

Buoyant Formulas that contain Elecampane: Breathe Again

 

Ginger Root Extract is from the root of a flowering plant Zingiber officinale that is native to Southeast Asia. It has been used for thousands of years for its unique flavor and health-benefiting properties and is now considered a superfood. *

Ginger root extract is loaded with antioxidants and supports healthy inflammation response.*

Buoyant Formulas that contain Ginger Root Extract: Immunity Boost

 

Passion Flower, Passiflora incarnata is a perennial wildflower that is commonly found in the southern United States. Passion Flower extract is contained in many dietary supplement products marketed as sleep aids or anxiety relievers. *

Buoyant Formulas that contain Passion flower: Sleep Support, Flash Relief

 

Valerian, derived from the root of the plant V. officinalis, is sold as a dietary supplement for calmness, sedation, and to improve sleep quality. *

Valerian may provide modest improvements in sleep, but more research is needed.

Buoyant Formulas that contain Valerian: Sleep Support

 

Source:  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.