Survey Results on Adaptogens

As usual, the numbers of responses are low. We work with what we have. I have updated the earlier results for herbs and antibiotics (no major changes).

Adaptogens as a category does not seem to shine.  Licorice and Neem are still the preferred ones in the category of Adapatogens. They have other effects beyond being adaptogens.

You may add your experience with this survey(CLICK HERE TO DO SURVEY).

You want to start with the LOWEST RISK Ratios between benefit and risk. Neem and Ashwagandha are the leaders.

Nov 23 2016

Severe Herx Significant Worst Worst No Change Better Significant Better Have Not Tried Total Odd of Better Odds of Worst Risk Ratio
Rosavin(Rhodiola rosea) 0 1 0 3 3 0 8 15 43% 14% 0.33
Siberian Ginseng AKA Eleuthero(Eleutherococcus Senticosus) 0 0 1 4 1 0 9 15 20% 20% 1.00
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 0 0 1 1 4 3 6 15 78% 11% 0.14
Dang Shen (Codonopsis pilosula, C. tangshen) 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 13 0% 100% HUGE
 Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) 0 0 0 2 0 0 13 15 0% 0% Unknown
American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) 0 0 1 2 0 0 11 14 0% 33% #DIV/0!
Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng) 0 0 1 2 2 0 9 14 25% 25% 1.00
 Reishi Mushroom akalingzhi mushroom(Ganoderma ludicum) 0 1 1 2 1 0 11 16 25% 50% 2.00
 magnolia-bark(Magnolia officinalis) 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! Unknown
Jujube(Ziziphus jujuba) 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 13 0% 100% Huge
Licorice 0 0 1 3 5 2 5 16 60% 10% 0.17
Neem 0 0 0 1 4 2 8 15 56% 11% 0.20