Basic information about Ginseng
Ginseng (lat. Panax) includes a genus of several dozen woody plants, some of which have medicinal properties.
Ginseng is a woody plant that has a very long period of development and life, which is why it is called the Chinese root of life. The ginseng root looks is very similar to the human body.
From seed to the development of the plant passes from 5-7 years, which is a long period. First, appear the green leaves on the stems, and then the flowers of white color, which later give cluster fruits like light red berries.
The countries where ginseng first appeared are East Asia, Siberia and North America, which had been used ginseng in human consumption and treatment for more than 5000 years.
Today, there are three types of ginseng in use:
1. Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng)
2. American (Panax quinquefolius)
3. Siberian (Panax eleutero)
What is the healing part of Ginseng?
The medicinal part is the root, although it can also be use leaves of ginseng-based preparations. Although, the root is the carrier of the medicinal properties of ginseng. The root is removed after 6-7 years, when the plant reaches a certain age, then dried and crashed and prepared in the form of powder, capsules, tincture.
What is the chemical composition of Gingseng?
Of the substance that ginseng contains the most famous are ginsenozides, peptides, glycosides and trace minerals.
What are Health Benefits of Ginseng?
The Chinese were the first people to use ginseng in natural healing. The Chinese discovered the healing effects of ginseng, which manifested itself in the rise of general body health, immunity, gaining strength, resistance to illness.
1. Stimulate the immune system and protect us from the disease
2. Lowering the level of bad cholesterol
3. Regulate the level of blood sugar, which is very significant in therapy of type 2 diabetes
4. Ginseng acts on the enhanced circulation in the sex glands, which is taken as a strong aphrodisiac
5. It has a very anti-stress function by blocking the corticosteroid shedding, the hormones that are released during stress
6. Helps to reduce tension, anxiety and fear, it is effective in insomnia
7. Rejuvenates the body, restores strength and strengthens the body after the disease
Ginseng is not used in children, pregnant and nursing women. Also, people with high blood pressure or heart disease should consult a physician before using ginseng preparations.
Ginseng is the most commonly used and works best as an alcoholic tincture. It is taken on an empty stomach and with plenty of fluids during the day because only in this way it can fully manifest its medicinal properties.