What is homeostasis and why is it so important?

Homeostasis and internal balance. The importance of our inner stability.

How adaptogen plants rebalance our organism

homeostasis

The normalized condition of an organism is called “homeostasis” and refers to the quality of a body to maintain its internal stability for survival.

Homeostasis refers to any procedures used by living beings to maintain stable the conditions necessary to survive. In biology, homeostasis exists more as an ideal and less as an achievable condition. In fact environmental factors, internal or external stimuli continually disrupt homeostasis. So, we should think about homeostasis like a dynamic balance.

Stress threatens homeostasis, but adaptogen plants can help our organism in rebalancing our internal stability. The inner structure of adaptogen plants consist of high frequency substances that, thanks to the resonance principle, can simulate a fitting louder response to stressor for our organism, raising back up the homeostasis frequency. That’s why they’re often used as natural stress fighters. Adaptogens’ active components, indeed, make each cell of our body more intelligent in dealing with stress and thereby reduce the negative impact of all stressors on our physical and psychological well-being.

Interestingly plants that contain adaptogenic compounds have to contend with a good deal of stress themselves: most adaptogens grow in some of the harshest climates on earth. In this sense “adaptogen” refers to a plant's ability to adapt to its surroundings.

Furthermore, “Homeostasis” is an essential concept in the stress response. The stress response is also known as “allostasis” – which comes from the Greek “allo”, meaning “variable”, and “stasis” meaning “stable”. For further information about the stress response, click here.