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All you need to know about the wonderful Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng is native to the Far East, including China, Korea, and far-eastern Siberia. It has been used for health-related purposes in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This slow-growing, short plant with fleshy roots can be classified three ways, depending on how long it is grown: fresh, white or red.

Is Panax ginseng found wild or farmed?

All types of ginseng, including Panax ginseng, are found naturally in the wild. However, today most Panax ginseng is cultivated. Fresh ginseng is harvested before 4 years, while white ginseng is harvested between 4–6 years and red ginseng is harvested after 6 or more years. There are many types of this herb, but the most popular are American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng). Ginseng contains significant compounds: ginsenosides. These compounds complement one another to provide health SIGNIFICANT benefits. American and Asian ginseng vary in their concentration of active compounds and effects on the body. It is believed that American ginseng works as a relaxing agent, whereas the Asian variety has an invigorating effect.

What is an Adaptogenic herb?

Adaptogens are certain herbs that help your body adjust to physical, chemical, or biological stress. They’re thought to stimulate your body’s stress-protection response and help its systems return to a balanced state called “homeostasis.”

 

 

BENEFITS:

  1. Potent Antioxidant That May Reduce Inflammation

Ginseng has beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginseng has been shown to help reduce inflammatory markers and help protect against oxidative stress.

 

  1. May Benefit Brain Function

Ginseng could help improve brain functions like memory, behaviour and mood. Ginseng has been shown to benefit mental functions, feelings of calmness and mood in both healthy people and those with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

  1. Could Improve Erectile Dysfunction

Ginseng may improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction by decreasing oxidative stress in tissues and enhancing blood flow in penile muscles.

 

  1. May Boost the Immune System

Ginseng may strengthen the immune system in people with cancer and even enhance the effects of certain vaccinations.

 

  1. May Have Potential Benefits Against Cancer

Ginsenosides in ginseng seem to regulate inflammation, provide antioxidant protection and maintain the health of cells, which could help decrease the risk of certain kinds of cancer. Nevertheless, more research is needed.

 

  1. May Fight Tiredness and Increase Energy Levels

Ginseng may help fight fatigue and enhance physical activity by lowering oxidative damage and increasing energy production
in cells.

                                                                                                                         

  1. Could Lower Blood Sugar

Ginseng seems to be beneficial in the control of blood glucose in people both with and without diabetes.

 

  1. Providing antioxidant protection

Ginseng extracts help by providing antioxidant protection that reduce free radicals in the cells of those with Diabetes.  American and Asian ginseng have been shown to improve pancreatic cell function, may help increase insulin production, enhance blood sugar uptake (absorption) in cells and provide antioxidant protection.

 

Easy to Add to Your Diet

Ginseng root can be consumed in many ways… Eaten before meals to increase absorption and get the full benefits.

 Ginseng can be eaten raw, made into tea or added to various dishes. It can also be consumed as a powder, capsule or oil.

Asian ginseng taken orally is promoted for increasing resistance to environmental stress and as a general tonic to improve well-being. Asian ginseng is also promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of other reasons—to improve physical stamina, concentration, and memory; stimulate immune function; slow the aging process; and relieve various other health problems, such as respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, depression, anxiety, and menopausal hot flashes. Topical use (applied to the skin) of Asian ginseng as part of a multi-ingredient preparation is promoted for premature ejaculation.

 

Safety and Potential Side Effects

According to research, ginseng appears to be safe and should not produce any serious adverse effects.  As with all herbs remember it is important to take in moderation! While ginseng appears to be safe and have a highly beneficial effect on the body, people taking certain medications should pay attention to possible drug interactions.

To maximize its benefits, you should take ginseng in 2–3-week cycles with a one or two week break in between.

 

How can we help?

You can buy Panax Ginseng at our store. Come on down to the Tree of Eternal Life, 124a West Green Road, Tottenham N.15 5AA, 0208 800 3115 or purchase this product on our website www.treeofeternallife.co.uk.

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