What does scientific research tell us about the benefits of ginseng?

Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science

Ginseng – the most precious plant among herbs

For many thousand years, mankind has been using various plants as nutrient, beverage, cosmetics, dye and medicine to maintain health and to improve quality of life.

In Asia, particularly, ‘Panax Ginseng’ (named by C. A. Mayer) is considered to be the most precious plant among herbs, and ginseng has been in the spotlight worldwide.

Ginseng has long been used in the Far East, particularly in Korea and China as a respected herbal medicine in maintaining physical vitality.

The genus name Panax (Pan = all + axos = medicine) means ‘cure all’ (literally ‘all heal’) in Greek.

The herbal root is named as ginseng, because it is shaped like a man, and is believed to embody his three essences (i.e. body, mind and spirit) and is known as the lord or king of herbs.

Source: US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health

Ginseng is used as an adaptogen. It has an effect on immune enhancement, recovery of energy, blood circulation, memory functions and more

The root of ginseng is traditionally used as adaptogen as it is stated to have the capacity to normalise body functions and strengthen systems that are compromised by stress.

Adaptogens are reported to have a protective effect on health against a wide variety of environmental assaults and emotional conditions.

In addition, the main biological activities of Korean red ginseng are known to include immune enhancement effects, the recovery of vital energy as well as the alleviation of fatigue, blood flow improvement, antioxidant effects, and the positive effects on memory enhancement and menopausal disorder.

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