Why Jiaogulan Tea Help Depression?

holiday-teaBecause Jiaogulan is a rare kind of Adaptogen, it makes the Jiaogulan tea a very great solution to depression.

Adaptogens are rare and remarkable plants that increase the body’s ability to counter and resist physical, chemical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors by raising nonspecific resistance to such stress. They decrease the organism’s susceptibility to illness by allowing it to “adapt” to the stressful circumstances.

Adaptogens support normal metabolism, help restore balance to the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, and allow the body to maintain optimal homeostasis. They usually also benefit the liver, cardiovascular system, kidneys, and pancreas.

For a plant to be qualified as an adaptogen, it must meet the following 3 criteria

Nontoxic

An adaptogen is nontoxic to the recipient. It must cause minimal side effects on physical or mental health.

Increases Resistance to Stress

An adaptogen produces a nonspecific response in the body—an increase in the power of resistance against multiple stressors including physical, chemical, or biological agents in multiple nonspecific ways, including the building of a reserve of “adaptive energy”. This reserve is then used when an actual stressor arises, instead of depleting the cells of vital energy.

Has a Normalizing Effect

An adaptogen is “intelligent” in that it has a normalizing influence on physiology, regardless of the direction of change from the normal state caused by the stressor. This normalizing influence implies the capability of adaptogens for a bidirectional effect on physiological function. They are capable of either toning down or strengthening the activity of multiple systems, including the neuroendocrine and immune systems, depending on the need. For example, if a person with high blood pressure is given Jiaogulan, their blood pressure will drop. If on the other hand, their blood pressure is below normal, it will raise.

What basically causes depression?

Neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain), including dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, help regulate our moods and emotions. Depressed and/or anxious people tend to have lower levels of these chemicals. Brains cells require specific nutrients to produce neurotransmitters. If the amounts of these key nutrients fall below critical levels, the biochemistry of the brain changes, resulting in fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, and other symptoms. In many cases, people with blood levels indicating that they lack key nutrients, respond quite well to supplements.

Note: We are all faced with various life stresses that may cause levels of neurotransmitters to fall, temporarily. Those with low chemical levels, to begin with, are more likely to experience prolonged depressive and/or anxious moods.

Like the saying; when health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

So, therefore, this article makes you understand that the intake of Jiaogulan tea helps in producing those required nutrients the brain cells needs, to avoid depression.