An age old remedy. Ginseng may be one of the most researched herbs on earth, yet somehow it’s
healing powers remain a mystery.
There are 3 well known varieties.
Panax ginseng (Most Popular, Asian Variety) according to 2,000 year old texts it was used to “quiet the spirit and increase wisdom.”
American ginseng (P. Quinquefolius)
Eleuthero, or Siberian ginseng cheaper substitute for the real deal.
All 3 are used as a tonic. Known to balance body functions and strengthen immune system. Making ginseng helpful for a wide variety of ailments.
It’s human figure shape may lend to it’s reputation as a body cure-all.
Some herbalists argue that ginsengs complexity is what makes it such a great adaptogen.
Common uses are:
Blood pressure regulation
Too many times it’s just labeled ginseng with no differention as to what type. Which causes some confusion because Asian ginseng has warming properties and is generally used to get people back on their feet after a long illness. Where as American ginseng cools and would benefit someone who is overheated or excited. Make sure you buy a well known brand, because the roots are so valued, packagers tend to try and substitute cheaper ingriedents or just skimp on putting any ginseng in at all.
There are not many side effects reported from consumption of ginseng. Risks increase over extended or increased dose. If you try it go slow and start really low.
Ginseng may be liquid or powdered, capsule or tea.
Do not take while pregnant or nursing unless guided by a proper medical professional.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.