Top 5 energizing plants to fight fatigue

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Temporary or chronic, fatigue can affect us all one day, with more or less intensity. Thus, more than half of French people feel tired as soon as they get up, and they then lack energy throughout the day.

Even with a healthy lifestyle and enough hours of sleep, it is not always easy to regain the vitality we need to face all our daily burdens.

Some plants can then help us. Which ones? Here is our top 5 energizing plants to fight against fatigue and thus regain dynamism.

Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea , or pink stonecrop, has toning properties on the brain and on intellectual functions. If used to increase concentration and stimulate memory, rhodiola is also indicated to fight against stress-related fatigue. Its consumption brings tone and strengthens resistance in case of fatigue or depression.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules of 200 mg of rhodiola each morning, 30 minutes before eating, for 10 to 20 days. Stop taking two weeks before resuming treatment, if necessary.

Contraindications

Rhodiola is contraindicated:

  • in the case of organ transplants,
  • in the case of anti-HIV multi-therapies,
  • in case of specific hormonal treatments,
  • to children under the age of 15,
  • people suffering from manic-depressive psychosis,
  • people with high blood pressure.

ginseng

Panax ginseng is an adaptogenic plant known for its ability to boost energy, especially after significant stress. Ginseng acts simultaneously on fatigue and immunity.

Dosage

Take 500mg to 2g of ginseng root capsules daily. Ginseng can be taken as a cure for 4 to 12 weeks.

Contraindications

It is recommended to limit the consumption of ginseng to the morning, so as not to disturb your sleep.

Ginseng is contraindicated:

  • pregnant or breastfeeding women,
  • people with high blood pressure or heart disease,
  • to people with diabetes.

Eleutherococcus

Eleutherococcus senticosus , or Siberian ginseng , is another adaptogenic plant that helps fight physical and mental fatigue, especially in the event of overwork.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules of dry extracts of Eleutherococcus in the morning (i.e. 400 to 600 mg per day), as a cure for 2 to 3 months.

Contraindications

Eleutherococcus is not recommended in case of taking medication against diabetes, or treatment to thin the blood.

Siberian ginseng is also contraindicated:

  • pregnant or breastfeeding women,
  • to children under 12,
  • people with high blood pressure.

Guarana

Guarana is a plant very rich in caffeine, which is also much more caffeinated than maté, cola and green tea. Its psychostimulant properties are immediate, but they act in the short term. Guarana is also diuretic, lipolytic and cardiotonic.

Dosage

As a dietary supplement, do not exceed 400 mg per day. Guarana must be absorbed over a period limited to 15 days.

Contraindications

Guarana is contraindicated:

  • children, pregnant or breastfeeding women,
  • people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, ulcers, or high blood pressure,
  • to insomniacs,
  • people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

green tea

Green tea is a plant rich in vitamin C, but relatively low in caffeine. Its stimulating effects are thus slower, but also and above all more lasting than those of coffee. Green tea therefore helps to fight against fatigue in the long term.

Dosage

Consume 2-3 cups of green tea daily.

Contraindications

Green tea is contraindicated:

  • in case of iron deficiency,
  • people who suffer from ulcers.

It is recommended not to consume green tea after 4 p.m.

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