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The hypnotic and calming effect of ginseng

I would like to ask you how you write in ginseng that it has a hypnotic and calming effect, so it is thought to be a man after it like a sedative dull, uncontaminated, just as it is called a gaunt? Thank you for the reply and for the goods.

Your brief question concerns why we have a special category of adaptogens for ginseng . TČM ginseng is known as a lifebuilder, an anti-aging agent and a cure for many diseases. Unfortunately, the TČM interprets that "ginseng strengthens qi, affects the meridians of the heart, spleen and lungs, and thus increases the production of body juices that are thirsty, calm and intelligent", or that "ginseng heals the collapse due to lack of chi , fatigue , , Dyspnea, weak pulse, sweating, diabetes , feverish illness, forgetfulness , insomnia, and impotence "(both Chen2008cpe statements ) are not acceptable to European science.

When Lazarev and Brechman began to be the first European ginseng researchers in the 1950s, they did so in the context of seeking harmless compensation for war stimulants. In English stress is simply a burden, although in our country the word "stress" is generally used to denote undesirable consequences of psychological stress . Different types of stress in humans cause a so-called general adaption syndrome (stress response). This consists in activating the hypothalamic pituitary axis and subsequent leakage of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. Ginseng in the stressful situations is very successful, but the question of whether the stress response intensifies or weakens can not be answered unambiguously, or rather, the answer will be so, it will intensify and weaken. Similarly , we are wondering if the ginseng is exciting or stimulating, or soothing and sleeping ( Saito1977epg , Saito1979epg ). For many physiological parameters, ginseng has a double, contradictory effect. With this feature, ginseng inspired the entire category of adaptogens. Adaptive prefix - refers to the term adaptive syndrome , the definition itself requires that ginseng is neutral in terms of its effects.

Otherwise, the sedative effect of drugs does not always mean dullness. Alcohol, a well-known sedative, has a stimulating and calming effect in low doses (therefore it is "craving"). I GABA agonists (sleeping pills) can paradoxically improve concentration in small doses. For sports shooters, for example, the use of sedatives is considered to be doping. From my personal experience, ginseng eliminates anxiety and allows focus on problem solving . I would like to point out that ginseng does not aggravate sleep ( Han2013erg ).

| 12.8.2009

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