Adaptogens are a phenomenon. First of all, the phenomenon of nature: plants with unique properties, often hidden in inaccessible places and surrounded by an aura of wonder, for thousands of years used and deemed invaluable in ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine (although reserved mainly for rulers and elites – these herbal potions used by, amongst others, Genghis Khan). On the other hand, adaptogens are also a modern health phenomenon: safe support of the body in even the most demanding conditions, until recently used almost exclusively by astronauts or Olympians, today gaining widespread popularity around the world.
Adaptogens fascinate researchers and users. We are most fascinated by the question: is Kava an adaptogen?