We all live in stressful times and this takes a toll on our cognitive and physical capacity as human beings. When this happens, our cortisol levels get elevated. Cortisol is a hormone linked to elevated and chronic stress. Elevated levels of cortisol in your body puts you in a fight or flight mode and therefore over time repeated elevations cause your body to wither. An elevated blood pressure level is often a symptom of a high cortisol level. In short cortisol is not good for you.
Ancient Chinese and Indians knew this and also how you can reduce cortisol in your body. Consuming various herbs help reduce stress in your body. Some of the best herbs that you should consider adding to your daily routine are Basil, Ginseng, Licorice, Gynostemma and Ashwagandha and Astragalus.
These herbs come with other potent benefits including acting as natural steroids, it helps boost physical capacity including your ability to get the most out of your workout. There are various ways to ingest these herbs including brewing it in your tea or even just having it directly as tablets or pills.