The Benefits of Ginseng

Today I want to go over some of the benefits of Ginseng.  Ginseng is another herbal supplement, like Echinacea that helps with boosting the immune system, but in doing some research on the different types of Ginseng I found that it can be used to help with other health problems as well.

Ginseng is found only in the Northern Hemisphere,IMG_20140222_164003_446 in North America and in eastern Asia, which have cooler climates.  The roots of a Ginseng plant are more desirable than the leaves, which don’t contain as much medicinal value.  Although the leaves can be used when making some kinds of Ginseng tea. 

Thanks to the following sites and for the following information regarding the many benefits of Ginseng.

Here are some of the benefits from making Ginseng a part of life.

1.  Studies on American Ginseng have found that taking Ginseng may improve blood sugar control by creating sugar-lowering effects in fasting and after-meal blood sugar levels.  The effect was noticed even in average blood sugar levels over a three-month period.

2.  An extract from the ginseng berry is believed to be effective against obesity and helpful with weight control.  Ginseng tea works as a natural appetite suppressant.

3.  Ginseng is believed to benefit a persons stamina and helps boost energy levels.  It helps athletes use oxygen more effectively, and it is believed to regulate metabolism, which can increase energy levels.  Consumption of ginseng can also help athletes lower their recovery time and reduce stress.  In addition, ginseng tea can act as a stimulant for the brain cells and help improve concentration and thinking ability.

4.  Consuming ginseng tea can help men lessen the symptoms of sex related conditions like erectile dysfunction.  Korean Red Ginseng has long been used to stimulate male sexual function.  However, be sure to discuss this with your doctor before taking; ginseng may interact with other drugs or cause allergic reactions.

5.  Young women who suffer from menstrual cramps and distress are advised to drink American Ginseng Tea.  It is also believed to lessen stomach pain associated with menstruation.

Along with these benefits various types of Ginseng have been studied and have shown to help with the following conditions or problems:  strengthens and stimulates the central nervous system, improves the functioning of the immune system, helps control diabetes, reduces stress and fatigue, reduces cholesterol levels, helps to treat confusion and headaches, helps treat high and low blood pressure, helps to relieve insomnia, helps to relieve chest congestion and can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

As you can see there are many uses for Ginseng.  It is one of the most widely studied herbs because of the many benefits it can have on the human body.  I encourage you to make Ginseng a part of your life.  It works for me and it just might work for you. 

One thought on “The Benefits of Ginseng

  1. I’m a fan of ginseng, and use it daily. I think its biggest benefit is its mood enhancing capabilities. People around me always notice when I need a cup of Ginseng tea, and we know what they say, healthy mind, healthy body. Nice article thanks you, here’s one I wrote a while back. Nic

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