I think most of you will recognize by its name that this product has been made with the intention of assisting us with the stressors we face in life.  This product is composed of seven herbs representing three basic types:  adaptogens, nervines, and nootropics.

Adaptogens support and protect our body’s organs and systems by assisting them in performing within a state of homeostasis, in other words a state of balanced functioning.  This provides us a physical strength that becomes a sound foundation for managing our stressors.  The adaptogens address the Central Nervous System, endocrine system, and immune system.  They are generally well tolerated as they are generally safe, nontoxic, and may be used on a daily basis.

Nervines, which may be used in conjunction with adaptogens, address the Central Nervous System and tend to act a little faster than adaptogens.  They are supportive of us by nourishing and soothing our nerves.

Nootropics are herbs that act on the mind, improving mood, memory, and helping to prevent dementia and ischemic damage.

At Cheryl’s Herbs, our liquid extract combination products each contain multiple herbs and are sold in one-ounce, two-ounce, and four-ounce dropper bottles.  These products are for internal use.

The seven herbs in the Adrenal Liquid Extract Combination are:

Oat Grass Seed - a nervine that is food for the Central Nervous System with the capability of nourishing and soothing our nerves and providing a peaceful emotional equilibrium.    

Astragalus Root - an adaptogen with a profound attraction to the lungs' immune system, helping to prevent colds, flu, and other respiratory conditions.

Eleuthero Root - an adaptogen favored by athletes for help with stamina and endurance and by Type A personalities who tend not to eat or sleep well.

Schizandra Berry - an adaptogen that enhances cognition, work performance, and reflexes.  It tends to calm us and help relieve asthma and heart palpitations resulting from stress.

Gotu Kola Herb - a nootropic that can help address mental fatigue, poor memory, anxiety, and irritability.

Hawthorn Leaf, Flower, & Berry -  a nervine that, through supporting the heart, can aid us when we’re experiencing anxiety, palpitations, and insomnia.

Motherwort Herb - a nervine that can help relieve stress-induced high blood pressure and palpitations.

Overall, this product, as with any other of our liquid extract combinations, is a synergy offering more to us than any one of the individual herbs in it can offer, thereby helping us achieve stability and wellness that protects us from the negative impact of stress.

I believe that, by building a balanced-functioning physical body, a normalizing of our emotional, mental, and spiritual health can follow.  All these levels can be impacted negatively by stress.  The Adrenal Liquid Extract Combination has the potential to strengthen us in the face of our stressors, allowing us to better manage ourselves through and beyond stress, preserving our health on all levels.

SOURCES:  David Winston’s Adaptogens, Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief


This combination of herbs helps to support day-to-day functioning of the adrenal glands. These important glands have high demands placed on them due to the unrelenting stress of modern life.  

Use 5 - 15 drops, 1 - 2 dropperfuls, or as much as a teaspoon at a time. Dose frequency could be 1 - 3 times or several times a day as desired. Generally best to start with less before increasing dose. Better results are more likely if taken on a daily basis. 

Do not use herbal products to replace necessary care by a qualified physician.


Oat GrassSeed, Avena sativa, organic/wild crafted

May antagonize the effect of morphine and nicotine.

Astragalus Root, Astragalus membranaceus, LAB

Avoid use with immunosuppressive medication. 

Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng), Eleutherococcus senticosus, organic

Avoid during hypertension, but some authorities disagree with this caution. Avoid use with the cardiac medication digoxin.

Schizandra Berry, Schisandra chinensis, LAB

Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid with acute viral or bacterial infections, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, and epilepsy.  May increase the effect of barbiturates.  May decrease effect of medication broken down by the liver.

Gotu Kola Centella asiatica, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Hawthorn Leaf, Flower, & Berry, Crataegus oxyacantha, organic/wild crafted

Doses of cardiac drugs may be reduced by concomitant use of Hawthorn. It can potentiate the effects of cardiac glycosides such as digitalis-based medications.  It may increase the effects of beta-blockers.  It can increase the coronary artery-dilating effect induced by theophylline (a bronchodilator), adrenaline, adenosine (an antiarrhythmic), papaverine (a vasodilator), and caffeine (a vasodilator).  It can potentiate barbiturate-induced sleep times. Consult a physician when symptoms continue unchanged for longer than 6 weeks or in cases of swelling of the legs. Medical diagnosis is absolutely necessary when pain occurs in the region of the heart, spreading out to the arms, upper abdomen, or the area around the neck;  or in cases of respiratory distress (dyspnea).

Motherwort Herb, Leonorus cardiaca, organic

Avoid during pregnancy.  Avoid with blood thinning medication.

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