Benefits of Ginseng

Benefits of ginseng

Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) originated in Asia and has medicinal uses that go back 5,000 years. It may well be the highest regarded of all the herbal medicines from the Orient with the claims of effective treating of a range of conditions. The name Panax comes from the Greek word ‘panacea or all-healing’. In recent times it’s reputation to sustain good health and improve general vigour has been embraced in the West. There are substantial claims among those who consume Ginseng regularly that they have stronger immune systems and they are less likely to fall ill from general sickness.

Korean Ginseng tablets

Korean Ginseng

There are many claims of being effective in the treatment of depression, hypertension, fatigue, insomnia, mental stress, diabetes and it can also work as a stimulant.

Studies have shown that it can have a positive effect on the central nervous system. It appears to have the ability to relieve stress which helps to manage a range of conditions that require a period of restful convalescence.

Active against viral infections

Research has found that Ginseng has the ability to resist viral infections and further research has shown an ability to counter the side effects of cancer treatment drugs with a suggestion that it can ease the side effects of chemotherapy.

There is also an indication that it may be able to help with preventing opioid dependency.

Relieves stress

Ginseng has been shown to relax the nervous system by increasing circulation to the brain, decreasing stress levels. It has also shown the ability to relax muscles in and around the lungs allowing the clearing of airways which can help to manage the symptoms of asthma. Studies have also shown a reduction in cholesterol helping to promote cardiovascular fitness.

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Aids memory

Panax ginseng has been shown to help with maintaining memory and thinking processes. Laboratory studies help with the repair and growth of blood vessels. This could be significant where there is recovery from injuries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) approve of the use of ginseng as prophylactic agent for the improving of mental and physical capacities. This appears to help during periods of convalescence where there are indications of exhaustion and general weakness.

Ginseng appears to be a highly convenient all-round tonic. It’s a stimulant, aphrodisiac and immune booster. It can modulate blood pressure, raising or lowering it to a satisfactory level. It can do the same for the blood sugar level and consequently help with the treating of type 2 diabetes.

The description presented here promotes ginseng as something of a miracle cure and, no doubt, there are plenty of people who use it successfully with good effect.

If you have never taken ginseng before and you are thinking of testing its healing properties, it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from your professional health advisor especially if you are taking any other form of medication.

(Medical disclaimer)

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