21 min

Part 1: Adaptogens 101: What They Are, How They Work and Their Potential Benefits | David Winston Herbal Explorations: The Business of Herbs and Botanicals

    • Alternative Health

Intro/Overview



In this episode, Wilson speaks to David Winston of Herbalist & Alchemist, who is the world’s leading expert on adaptogens. In this episode, they discuss:



2:00: The history of adaptogens.



3:00: The historical definition of what an adaptogen is.



4:40: Practitioners still use old definitions of adaptogens.



5:30: We need to define adaptogens correctly. There are only 9.



6:12: Classifying other herbs with adaptogenic properties.



7:46: Using adaptogens in marketing messages.



9:00: The nine plants that are actually adaptogens.



11:12: Herbs and plants that are possible adaptogens, but more research is needed.



12:20: What truly makes a herb or plant an adaptogen.



13:25: How adaptogens also work on a cellular level.



16:55: Secondary sets of adaptogen characteristics.



19:27: TCM, Ayurveda, Unani Tibb, Campo, Jamu, Sidha, Tibetan medicine, physiomedicalism, herbs are used in complex formulas.



20:00: People are complex, and have complex problems, compounding herbs is key.



If you want to learn more, subscribe to our podcast in iHeart Radio | iTunes | Spotify | Audible | Amazon.



If you’re a practitioner, you can create an account on Nuherbs to shop our herbs and botanicals on our website.

Intro/Overview



In this episode, Wilson speaks to David Winston of Herbalist & Alchemist, who is the world’s leading expert on adaptogens. In this episode, they discuss:



2:00: The history of adaptogens.



3:00: The historical definition of what an adaptogen is.



4:40: Practitioners still use old definitions of adaptogens.



5:30: We need to define adaptogens correctly. There are only 9.



6:12: Classifying other herbs with adaptogenic properties.



7:46: Using adaptogens in marketing messages.



9:00: The nine plants that are actually adaptogens.



11:12: Herbs and plants that are possible adaptogens, but more research is needed.



12:20: What truly makes a herb or plant an adaptogen.



13:25: How adaptogens also work on a cellular level.



16:55: Secondary sets of adaptogen characteristics.



19:27: TCM, Ayurveda, Unani Tibb, Campo, Jamu, Sidha, Tibetan medicine, physiomedicalism, herbs are used in complex formulas.



20:00: People are complex, and have complex problems, compounding herbs is key.



If you want to learn more, subscribe to our podcast in iHeart Radio | iTunes | Spotify | Audible | Amazon.



If you’re a practitioner, you can create an account on Nuherbs to shop our herbs and botanicals on our website.

21 min