Properties and Benefits of Ginseng

Ginseng, properties, and benefits of the best natural tonic

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:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory
    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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Julian Buchholz
Julian Buchholz

Julian Buchholz is a 24-year-old gym assistant who enjoys worship, donating blood and hockey. He has a degree in sports science. He is patient and dedicated, but can also be very stubborn and is obsessed with...well...sure..."fitness".

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9 Responses

  1. The Asian Ginseng is a wonderful additive to drink, it goes great with energy drinks, one of my recent favorite is “VitaMalt Plus+” which adds it for needed energy and concentration.

  2. Ginger is essentially rich in minerals like manganese, phosphorus and magnesium, but it also contains calcium, sodium and iron. As for vitamins, Ginger contains small amounts of vitamins B1, B2, but above all vitamin B3. Fresh ginger contains vitamin C, but once dried, this vitamin disappears completely.

  3. I had absolutely no idea Ginseng had this many benefits, especially for weight loss. I have been searching for natural alternatives and came upon this blog, thank you I will conduct further research on how to use it.

  4. In men it can increase testosterone and improve erectile function, while in women it can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause thanks to its mild estrogenic effect. In both, it increases desire and fertility and improves sexual performance.

  5. Speaking of ginseng. I was absolutely in love with the ginseng coffee. For those who have never heard about it is a hot drink with very little coffee and the rest made of ginseng…..well, that’s what I thought….then I found out that Well, the ginseng coffee preparation that we find at the bar or buy at the supermarket is often enriched with too much sugar, powdered milk, added fats, which can be palm or coconut oil, or a mix of vegetable oils. Not to mention the fact that we don’t know if ginseng is really there, in what percentages, and of what kind. I have stop drinking that stuff and got back to natural coffee beans 🙂

    1. Some of this drinks comes from countries such as Malaysia and the quality of their Ginseng is all the way at the bottom of the list of Country who produce this products. There is also another consideration to be made as their law and regulations differ quite drastically compared with the “western world”, so the process to obtain the final product need to be take carefully in consideration.

      1. Exactly, agree completely, if you are going t use this type of drinks you are better off choosing those who import the ginseng in natural status and then produce the finished product in your country where they have to abide to the local laws and regulations.

  6. Ginseng Tea is wonderful when mixed with honey or molasses, if you find yourself with a heartburn it is one of the most potent and effective remedy, American Ginseng, as it acts fast especially after one consumes a great deal of meat.

  7. The benefits of the herb is simply wonderful in its use for skin care, to maintain and protect the cells, and its most alternative means in its fight to improve erectile dysfunction. Natural remedies are the best.

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