The term adaptogen is an alternative medical term for biologically active plant substances that have adaptive properties. The plants target their effect exactly where there is a weak point and apply their power there. This also means that adaptogens can have very different effects on different people. Adaptogenic plants include herbs, vital mushrooms and traditional plants, but also spices such as turmeric. Other plants known for their adaptogenic substances are ginseng, fo-ti, maca, cordyceps and reishi.