Season changes can often trigger or accentuate disorders due to exposure to stressful conditions, such as nervousness, irritability, fatigue, and alterations to the sleep-wake rhythm. Phytotherapy can help in promoting the body’s adaptive response to the changed environmental conditions.
Stress can be defined as the sum of the reactions manifested by the body in response to any negative, physical, mental, or emotional stimulus. The main stress-induced conditions include: anxiety, insomnia, depression, fatigue, headaches, arterial hypertension, digestive disorders, drops in memory and concentration, palpitations, dyspnoea, hyperexcitability, and muscle pain.
Numerous traditional medicinal plants come to our aid to promote optimal adaptation to stressful conditions (Hawthorn, Eschscholzia, Lemon Balm, Passionflower, Linden, Valerian).
Stress and fatigue
Readily available energy and a sufficient energy reserve are essential in ensuring our continuous adaptation to the environment and stress, in order to guarantee protection against various pollutants and repair any damage to the cellular genetic code and tissue, continuously subjected to the aggressiveness of free radicals. To counter the effects of tiredness and weariness tied to conditions of physical and mental stress and fatigue, we can resort to nutritional supplements (Vitamin C, vitamin B6) and phytocomplexes (Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera, Maca, Lemon Balm) with specific formulas that enhance the action of the various constituents, promoting the recovery of optimal energy levels.
Sleep-wake rhythm disorders
Insomnia is the lack of sleep or feeling of insufficient or poor sleep, despite an adequate possibility to sleep. A good sleep is in fact judged by how a person wakes, and not its length.
Various medicinal plants and natural substances such as Melatonin better respond to the characteristics of the active ingredient with a normalising action on sleep. Specifically, preparations based on Eschscholzia, Valerian, Passionflower, Linden, and Melatonin effectively reduce stress and re-establish the restorative effect of sleep. Medicinal plants are commonly used to stop sleep disorders from persisting. In general, to promote normal sleep, it is recommended to take the selected preparation not only in the evening before going to bed, but also in the morning and afternoon, especially in the case of sleep disorders due to tension, anxiety, and stress.