The Benefits of Ginseng
Ginseng, or Panax, is a perennial plant that is native to Asia
and some parts of North America. The plant has been used for thousands
of years for its healing qualities and is revered for its many benefits.
The element found in Ginseng that makes it beneficial is called,
“Ginesenosides”. Ginsenosides work like natural steroids
and helps develop brain activity as well as creates activity similar
to estrogen. The compounds are found abundantly in Chinese, Korean,
and American Ginseng.
The botanical name, Panax was given to the plant from the Greek
and it means, “all healing” due to its plentiful benefits.
Though the Chinese have used Ginseng for thousands of years, so
too the Native Americans have used the American Ginseng for its
therapeutic benefits as well.
Some of the therapeutic benefits include:
· Lowering Cholesterol
· Improving the Immune System
· Increases Physical Endurance
· Improves Mental Ability
· Helps treat Diabetes by restoring blood sugar Levels
· Improves Memory Loss for those who have Alzheimer’s
· Helps with Cough
· Helps with Aging
· Reduces Stress
· Improves the body’s metabolism
· Regulates Sleep Cycles
· Helps regulate female systems
Though there are different forms of Ginseng, studies have shown
that Chinese/Korean Ginseng is the most powerful, due to the fact
that they contain the most Ginesenosides. In fact, most forms of
Ginseng contain eight Ginesenosides, where as the Chinese/Korean
form contains twenty-four. Studies have shown that taking it can
greatly improve the quality of your life. With so many amazing benefits,
it is no wonder tha tit continues to be one of the leading herbs
The main forms of are:
· American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolium L.)
American Ginseng is known for having a cooling effect on the body.
It helps improve mental ability, concentration, increases endurance,
improves stamina, and is a good choice for improving and strengthening
the immune system.
· Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus Senticosis)
Siberian Ginseng is a good choice for those who need to reduce fatigue
and sleepiness. It will help strengthen your immune system and is
beneficial for treating stress, anxiety, and sleep related conditions
such as insomnia. Siberian Ginseng can help bring your sleeping
patterns back into balance and restore the body’s sleep cycle.
· Asiatic Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)
The most potent form of Ginseng, Asiatic Ginseng has been known
for its extensive benefits. Also known as Asian, Chinese, and Korean
Ginseng it was revered as a natural aphrodisiac that brought balance
to the Yin and Yang. This form is recommended for treating Hypertension,
Diabetes, Anemia, Depression, and helps reverse the effects of radiation
and helps addicts recover from morphine and cocaine addiction.
Ginseng is known as the whole body cure, because it not only benefits
the body, but it improves the mind, and body systems as well. This
makes its benefits vast as it has the ability to calm a distressed
mind while strengthening the brain through areas such as memory