GINSENG

ENERGY BOOSTER


Ginseng is an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s ability to resist internal and external stressors. It is a stimulating adaptogen and so is an excellent tonic for tired, deficient, asthenic or elderly people and for lethargy and exhaustion.

MOOD LIFTER


Ginseng can also be used for old age – induced depression, cardiac depression or HPA axis depletion – induced depression. According to herbalist David Winston, Asian ginseng can be used for ‘disturbed shen’ (emotional problems) and conditions such as deficient insomnia, poor memory and to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. 

LIBIDO ENHANCER


Asian ginseng is used by millions of men to enhance their virility and libido because it has been shown to significantly improve erectile function in a number of human studies. It also reduces menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.It is contraindicated in some pathologies and Chinese herbalists have cautioned against using it for inflammatory diseases and bronchitis.

THE KING OF THE TONICS

Panax Ginseng, native to Russia, Korea and China, is considered the “King of all Tonics” and has one of the best reputations in the herbal kingdom. Its genus name, Panax, is derived from the Latin word panacea, meaning ‘cure all’ and it has always been considered as the most active and powerful of the ginsengs. 


When used over a period of time, ginseng restores energy and is particularly good for building sexual vitality. Ginseng is an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s ability to resist internal and external stressors. It is a stimulating adaptogen and so is an excellent tonic for tired, deficient, asthenic or elderly people and for lethargy and exhaustion. 


It can also be used for old age – induced depression, cardiac depression or HPA axis depletion – induced depression. According to herbalist David Winston, Asian ginseng can be used for ‘disturbed shen’ (emotional problems) and conditions such as deficient insomnia, poor memory and to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. 


Among the active ingredients found in Asian ginseng are ginsenosides. The herb contains ginsenoside Rg1, which can stimulate the nervous system and ginsenoside Rb1, which calms it, suggesting that ginseng has a bidirectional activity on the nervous system. 


Asian ginseng is used by millions of men to enhance their virility and libido because it has been shown to significantly improve erectile function in a number of human studies. It also reduces menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.It is contraindicated in some pathologies and Chinese herbalists have cautioned against using it for inflammatory diseases and bronchitis. 


REFERENCES


Winston, D. and Maimes, S., 2019. Adaptogens. Healing Art Press. 

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