The Benefits of Ginseng

Do you really know your Ginseng?

Ginseng possesses unique active ingredients through plant saponins called ginsenosides. When they were discovered during the 20th Century by Japanese and Russian scientists they began to catalogue them which caused an explosion of research, resulting in over 5,000 published clinical and research studies to date. This number continues to grow, with work by scientists in other countries, most notably America and Germany.

Ilhwa’s research has revealed that Ginseng has many other key ingredients in addition to ginsenosides which work in combination to provide such a remarkable effect. These are phenols, lipids, 18 essential fatty acids, 6 vitamins, 7 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, fatty acids, and 18 minerals, including organic germanium and polyacetylene.

Modern western science now accepts ginseng as an adaptogen; a term meaning that the herb increases the body’s resistance to stress such as trauma, fatigue and illness. Most importantly, it restores the body’s natural balance.

Ginseng is known as the world’s most powerful adaptogenic herb. It is also known as the “king of herbĚ”. An adaptogenic herb is an herb the assists the body to adapt and adjust to maintain balance and optimal health. Ginseng is considered one of the wonder drugs of nature. It has been used for thousands of years as a preventive and remedy for a host of bodily ailments, from the ravages of old age, to waning libido, depleting stamina and even serious health challenges.

Traditionally, Korean ginseng had been used s a restorative tonic to increase stamina, energy and relax the body after a long day’s work. Research in the last 20 years has been documenting ginseng as a highly effective herb in treating a host of health related problems. Recent advances in biotechnology has enabled several companies to improve the effectiveness of Ginseng by optimizing the growing, harvesting, processing, extraction and concentration of Ginseng.

Ginseng has been shown in clinical studies the following benefits on health:

  • Aids in managing stress
  • Purifies the blood of toxins
  • Improves blood quality
  • Assists in balancing blood sugar
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • Stimulates and supports digestion
  • Supports strong immune system
  • Helps to alkalize your body
  • Helps to increase energy and vitality

The ginseng root contains saponins which are natural plant chemical components called ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are considered the main active ingredients that are responsible for the herb’s medicinal properties.  Traditionally, ginseng root was used as an ingredient in the preparation of tea and soups. Of late, through extraction and concentration Ginseng is available in concentrates, as well as powdered and capsule forms which allow easy consumption.

Energy and Stamina:
Apart from having none of the side effects associated with caffeine, ginseng is known to have an effect to increase both energy and stamina while have a soothing effect on the nerves.  It has a tremendous ability to support adrenal health.  Since ginseng is a natural herb, no major side effects are tied to its usage.

Ginseng as a Preventive:
Consuming ginseng regularly can improve both mental and physical performance, brought about by increased stamina and a general sense of well-being.  It also helps regain stamina lost during illness.
Ginseng has been shown to help to strengthen the immune system.

Ginseng as an Adaptogen:
Ginseng is best known as an adaptogen bringing the body into balance.  It can relive fatigue and boosts the body’s defense against stress.

Ginseng aids sexual function:
Consumption of ginseng helps with premature ejaculation in men.  It can assist the revival of lost libido and vitality in men and women.

Assistance for Diabetics:
Clinical Evidence shows that ginseng intake can be helpful when one is looking to bring balance in their blood sugar levels.  Do not consider ginseng to treat or prevent any diabetic related disease.  With doctor's consent, it is often taken in addition to prescribed drugs without risk of incompatibility.

Cardio Vascular Support:
Clinical trials have shown ginseng to support those who seeking to improve cardio vascular health.
Do not consider ginseng to treat any cardio vascular disease.  Consult with your physician about using Ginseng as part of a wellness initiative.

Ginseng for skin:
Ginseng is also great for the skin. Ginseng detoxifies the skin and rids it off the free radicals that accumulate due to daily exposure to sunlight and environmental pollution.  Topical use ginseng gels  leaves your skin healthy and glowing.  Internal use of Ginseng has been shown to aid the body in repair and building healthy cells.
In many cases, ginseng complements the treatment of health problems. In such cases, inform your health care provider about your ginseng intake.

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