Ginseng, properties and benefits of the best natural tonic
The use of ginseng dates centuries back where it was deemed effective and still is to this day. Ginseng is a short plant with fleshy roots that are available in different varieties. Ginseng root is being used as treatment in Asia and North America as well and it is known as one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world.
The most popular type is the American ginseng, also known as Panax quinquefolius and the Asian ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng. Both of these variants have different properties because of the variation in the active compound concentration as well as their diversified effects on the human body.
American ginseng is used commonly as a relaxing agent while its Asian counterpart is known to have an invigorating effect on the body. What gives ginseng its wonderful capabilities, is the presence of two significant compounds namely; ginsenosides and gintonin. These compounds further provide various health benefits such as:
Ginseng is known to reduce inflammation as well as act as an antioxidant. The effect of ginseng compounds and ginsenoside inhibits inflammation and gives ginseng its anti-inflammatory property and it acts as an antioxidant helps safeguard skin cells.
- Benefits of Brain Function
As mentioned above, ginseng acts as an antioxidant as well. This property leads to the protection of the brain against potential damage that can be caused by free radicals. Apart from that, ginseng is known to help improve other brain functions such as memory and uplifting one’s mood. Ginseng, when consumed as a herbal drink, also helps stimulate the brain cells thus improving concentration and cognition.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
Ginseng tea is a very strong beverage and does wonder for people who have hypotension. Ginseng tea invigorates you and makes you feel active while also normalizing your blood pressure. This helps reduce the risk of strokes as well.
- Sexual Dysfunction
Ginseng is also recommended as an alternative medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. Compounds present in ginseng protect against oxidative stress in the blood vessels tissues regarding the penis and helps in restoring its normal function. Ginseng is also reported to promote the production of nitric oxide that acts as a muscle relaxant for the male genitalia and improves blood circulation.
- Skin Care
Consuming ginseng tea helps maintain a fluid balance in your body which ultimately keeps your skin hydrated. Ginseng is also known to lessen the pain and injury inflicted by and during radiation therapy. The antioxidants make your skin appear younger and fresher. It is also reported to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well.
- Improves Digestion
Ginseng is known to promote the secretion of pepsin. Pepsin is one of the main digestive enzymes in the digestive system that helps digest proteins. This increase in pepsin secretion improves the digestion and helps provide relief to issues like bloating, constipation and flatulence.
- Weight Loss
Ginseng used as an herbal drink is a known and popular natural appetite suppressant. Consuming ginseng tea helps slim down the body by boosting metabolism and helping with burning fat a higher than usual rate.
There you have it. All this are fantastic benefits we can all experience while using this amazing natural root.
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