Ginseng – Benefits and Uses

Korean Ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng, is a kind of ginseng that is found growing in the regions of North and South Korea, and other regions of Asia. It is a perennial herb that can reach a height of 60 to 85 cm.

Only the root of Korean ginseng is used and can be available as powder, cut, dried or liquid extracts.

A lot people, especially from Asian countries, turn to herbs as adjuncts to other treatments because according to several researches, natural herbal supplements are viewed as less toxic and cheaper compared to western medications.

panax ginseng root

panax ginseng root

Korean Ginseng Defined

Panax schinsen is used by people in defense against Diabetes Mellitus, rheumatism, insomnia, and fever. Korean ginseng is a medicinal plant which can be used as an adaptogenic and tonic treatment.

It is believed that the compound of adaptogen is able to improve energy, concentration, and libido and has the capability to normalize body activity.

The main component of Korean ginseng is Ginsenosides which contain steroid-like qualities that promote brain activity and prevent excessive production of corticosteroids which can reduce stress levels of the body.

Benefits of Ginseng

Panax ginseng is known to treat stomach disorders such as diarrhea, decreased appetite, nausea, indigestion and vomiting. It provides proper digestion of food and regular bowel movements.

It promotes proper blood circulation and known to prevent organ and tissue prolapsed.

The ginsenosides present in Panax improves memory and cognitive abilities, providing treatment of poor concentration, decreased mental function, poor memory recall, anxiety and difficulty of sleeping.

Many multivitamins contain Korean ginseng due to its ability to reduce the effects of stress in the body. Panax improves the respiratory system of the body by strengthening the lung muscles, making it ideal and beneficial for those patients who suffer from chronic cough, asthma, and dyspnea.

Other beneficial effects of Ginseng

Korean ginseng increases the resistance against sicknesses; for instance, the common cold and flu. In addition, its steroidal effects decrease the body temperature of a patient suffering from high-grade fever. It relieves signs and symptoms of postmenopausal in women.

It also provides radiation protection among chemotherapy patients. Ginsenosides have antimicrobial effects and can fight infection and strengthening body immune resistance. When taken orally, panax ginseng seems to increase sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction and increase libido in females.

Some researchers also suggest that it has anti-oxidant properties, which may decrease the risk for cancer and other serious illnesses.

Korean Ginseng on Diabetes Mellitus

Several researches have suggested that the Ginsenosides present in the leaves and stems of the Panax schinsen produce anti-hyperglycemic effects making it beneficial for diabetic patients. Some evidence show that Panax ginseng might lower fasting blood glucose levels with type 2 diabetes.

 

More Information and Resources About Ginseng:

Ginseng, Panax
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/1000.html

Ginseng – The Uses and Benefits of Ginseng
http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/ginseng

Benefits of Ginseng
http://www.homeremediesweb.com/ginseng-health-benefits.php

Ginseng: Herbal Remedies
http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/ginseng-herbal-remedies1.htm

Health Benefits Of Korean Ginseng
http://www.naturaltherapypages.co.uk/article/health_benefits_of_korean_ginseng

Disclaimer:

The information written here is not meant as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or other qualified health professional prior to following what is written on the article or taking herbal supplements of any kind.