Adaptogen Herbal Tea Blend for Stress and Adrenal Health

DIY Adaptogen Tea Blend for Stress and Adrenal Health | Real Food Outlaws - 90210 Organics

Hello, my name is Sarah and I have Adrenal Fatigue. It’s pretty dreadful and it’s going to take a little while to heal completely. I attribute it to late nights working and a lot of stress! 

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

The adrenals are part of the endocrine system and one of their functions is hormone production. Many times hormone imbalances are caused when the adrenals are stressed. When the adrenals are stressed, all other systems of the body suffer. It’s a domino effect that leaves you feeling horrible.

When your adrenal glands are over tired from being overworked, your lack of sleep, environmental toxins and even scars that are stressing your nervous system, adrenal fatigue sets in. 

I’ve had 3 miscarriages through the years. One of the functions of the adrenal glands is maintaining pregnancy. I always thought it was low progesterone that contributed to my miscarriages and that makes perfect sense if you look at it by way of the adrenal glands. Since they are in charge of secreting hormones, if you are imbalanced, the adrenals may be the culprit. 

What are the Signs of Adrenal Fatigue?

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, common signs of adrenal fatigue include:

 

  • Fatigue and weakness, especially in the morning and afternoon

  • A suppressed immune system

  • Increased allergies

  • Muscle and bone loss and muscular weakness

  • Depression

  • Cravings for foods high in salt, sugar or fat

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Skin problems

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Increased PMS or menopausal symptoms

  • Low sex drive

  • Lightheadedness when getting up from sitting or lying down

  • Decreased ability to handle stress

  • Trouble waking up in the morning, despite a full night’s sleep

  • Poor memory

 What Can I Do To Heal Adrenal Fatigue?

I have almost every symptom on that list. My adrenal fatigue goes in cycles and I’ve been feeling symptoms this time around for about 3 months. I was tested by a Nutritional Response Therapist and I am currently on a nutrition program designed for adrenal fatigue. 

Something I’ve done over the last few years is drink an adaptogen herbal tea before bed. This was recommended to me by an herbalist friend of mine, Sarah Powell from Lilith’s Apothecary. I talked about this blend in my Daily Health Routine post. 

Adaptogen Herbal Tea Blend for Stress and Adrenal Health
 
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Recipe type: Herbal Tea
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Ashwagandha Root
  • 1 cup Shatavari Root
  • 1 cup Tulsi Holy Basil
  • ½ cup Cinnamon Chips
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. To Brew:
  4. Place 2 TBS of herb mix in a medium saucepan.
  5. Pour 1-2 cups of hot water over herbs.
  6. Bring to a quick boil and lower heat.
  7. Allow to simmer 15-20 minutes.
  8. Strain, and sweeten if desired.

 Note: If you steep/simmer too long, this blend will become bitter. 

I also recommend the Adrenal Fatigue Handbook and Meal Planning Guides that I’ve linked to below. 

Taking care of yourself and getting enough sleep and nourishing food is crucial to adrenal health. Do not ignore these symptoms. Your body may be screaming at you to do something to help yourself! You need to listen!

For more information about adrenal fatigue, please visit Dr. Mercola’s Website.

 

All of these herbs are available at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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 Don’t want to make it? Buy it from my 90210 Organics Eco-Boutique & Apothecary! Please note: Due to the high demand, you may need to wait 2 weeks to receive your order. Thank you for your patience. 

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Be nourished. Be happy.

 

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Disclaimer: I am an herbalist but I am not a medical doctor or nurse. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information presented here is not intended to be construed as medical advice or to prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Please check with your health care provider if you are taking any prescription medication. I am not responsible for misuse of herbs by consumer. 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear about your 3 miscarriages.Stressed out adrenals can have a huge affect on your body and ability to carry a baby to term. Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are two of my favorites for supporting the adrenals and helping your body deal with stress. Thanks for creating this delicious and healing blend! I will share it.

  2. Sharice Simpson says

    Sarah, Have you been checked for the gene mutations MTHFR C677T or A1298C. Both of these mutations cause the exact same symptoms you are describing and affect how the body processes vitamin B12 and folate. Many women who have had miscarriage after miscarriage are diagnosed with this, but it is a fairly new discovery, so not many doctors know about it. I was just diagnosed as heterozygous MTHFR C677T and my B12 and folate are low and my homocystine levels are elevated. Just thought I would put this information out there, in case anyone is experiencing the above symptoms.

      • Sharice Simpson says

        I had two full term pregnancies, but one of my children has Autism, which can be related to having the gene mutation. Most people who are homozygous have many complications with pregnancies and a very difficult time getting pregnant. So in other words, you can still have the gene mutation and have children. Just something to get checked, especially if people are experiencing many of the symptoms that you listed, as there are long term health affects from having this mutation.

  3. says

    Great post Sarah. I’m sure that many more people suffer from adrenal fatigue than we realize. I’d say many don’t recognize it or even know it exists. I love this recipe, and I think it’s one of those great things to drink whether you have adrenal fatigue or not. Drink it anyway! It’s good and nourishing for the body and it doesn’t hurt. We can all use some stress support during this time of the year!

  4. Devon says

    Would this tea be safe for breastfeeding mamas? My nursling is 12mos but we aren’t planning on stopping anytime soon.

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