Ginseng is native to the Siberian plain and to many parts of Asia. Ginseng has long been used as an energy tonic in traditional Chinese medicine, and its use dates back thousands of years.
Major benefits of ginseng
While the many health benefits of ginseng have long been known to the world of traditional Chinese medicine, the Western world has been slower to accept the healing power of this important herb.
One of the most significant benefits of ginseng is its ability to reduce stress in men and women alike. In many clinical trials, those taking regular supplements of ginseng reported being able to tolerate higher levels of physical and emotional stress.
In addition, ginseng is thought to be highly effective in fighting fatigue, in fighting off colds and the flu and in enhancing the performance of memory.
Ginseng is known to contain a great many compounds that are unique to this herb, and many of these compounds are thought to have a profound effect on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small glands that rest on top of the kidneys, and their job is to secrete hormones that are useful in fighting physical and emotional stress. It is thought that ginseng has the ability to enhance the ability to fight both physical and emotional stress through their effect on the adrenal glands.
For this reason, ginseng is thought to be able to prevent the many diseases that have stress as their cause. These stress related conditions include heart disease and stroke, and even some forms of cancer.
Ginseng is also thought to play a role in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. This condition has been one of the most puzzling to science, and there is no pharmaceutical cure for this syndrome. Ginseng is one of the few herbs that has shown promise at relieving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
In addition, many who have taken ginseng on a regular basis report being able to better withstand physical labor, suggesting that ginseng has a strong effect on the body as well as the mind. Many who use ginseng report the ability to work at higher speed and with greater levels of accuracy. In addition, ginseng may help people adapt to heat, high altitudes and low oxygen conditions more easily. Ginseng is also thought to help enhance concentration and mental alertness.
Traditional Chinese medicine held that ginseng was a strong aphrodisiac, and many feel that ginseng has the ability to enhance fertility in both men and women. In addition to enhancing fertility, ginseng may have the ability to treat symptoms of menopause.
Ginseng is available over the counter in a number of different preparations, and in a number of different stores, including grocery stores, supermarkets, health food stores and Internet retailers. When buying ginseng, it is important to choose those made with the purest ingredients, and to choose those manufactured to the highest quality standards using state of the art equipment.
While allergies to and side effects of ginseng are quite rare, it is important to always be on the lookout for any adverse effects of ginseng supplementation. Ginseng supplements are quite safe at the recommended doses, and these supplements can generally be used for even long periods of time without adverse health effects.
On rare occasions, however, mild diarrhea has been known to occur. If this symptom does not clear up within a week or two, it could indicate either that you are sensitive to ginseng or that the dosage should be reduced.
At extremely high doses of ginseng, those exceeding 900 mg per day, insomnia, irritability, nervousness and anxiety have been known to occur. As with all supplements, it is important to discuss the supplements you are taking with your physician. It is important for your doctor to have a clear picture of all medications, including prescription drugs, over the counter medications and herbal remedies that you are taking.
Originally posted 2019-10-25 12:47:08.