Hello, I have been ginseng for the genuine TaiwanTCM for several months now. I've read about your ginseng experience and would like to share yours. Experience: There is a remarkable difference between the young and the 6-year-old, so I'm only 6 years old, but I did not have a rhyme since I was using it, and I had it all year round. I fed a dose of two pieces of 6-year-old ginseng in the flu, and I did not know about the illness until the evening (I can not believe it anymore). Just a great satisfaction, and despite reading about this childhood roots in various travel books, I was surprised that there was really something about it. Yeah, and the increase in blood pressure, especially at a stronger dose, will be something, because I tried it like my first dose and I was like five cups and a couple of beers - energy-pruned. Thank you so far, and with greetings. Valdemar
Hello, Mr. Valdemar!
The effect of ginseng once surprised me just like you. There is nothing to add to your letter, I only offer a few more comments:
Quality of 6-year-old and so-called young ginseng
In Asia, dozens of different types of ginseng are sold. The cheapest is less than CZK 1 per gram, the most expensive one is balanced with gold. Huge differences are also in quality. The so-called Young ginseng (usually 2-4 years old) is mainly used as a food ingredient and a cheaper substitute for 6-year-olds . For more than 6 years, when ginseng reaches adulthood, it practically never grows because it is very demanding.
Comparison of ginseng and coffee
Caffeine, coffee, tea, guarana, etc., act on ADP receptors (adenosine diphosphate). In the short term, it fatigue , increases attention, reduces hunger, increases intestinal motility , stomach acidity, blood pressure, and causes diarrhea. These effects always have, regardless of the physiological situation of the organism, and therefore can not be classified as adaptogens. In addition, caffeine causes mental and physical habit: After a few days, it stops being effective and caffeine intake several times a day becomes a necessity to simply maintain the normal functioning of the body. After withdrawal for about 5 days, there are opposite effects: drowsiness, lethargy, inability to concentrate, uncontrolled hunger, constipation, gastric acid deficiency, reduced pressure, and swelling due to insufficient urine output. These phenomena and interest are repaying what we "borrowed" at the beginning from caffeine. I have also read papers in which caffeine can interfere with nucleotide metabolism and thus interfere with cell division (mitosis). On the other hand, ginseng right belongs to the adaptogens, ie substances normalizing the functioning of the organism, regardless of the direction in which it has been disturbed. Adaptogen is a pharmacological ideal - no perfect adaptogen exists (just like there is no perfect cure), but ginseng is very close to this ideal. His family name Panax (Carl Linne) gave him completely ironic in response to the experience ginseng had British doctors after getting to him by contact with Asia ( Appleby1983grs ).
Try to drain caffeine from your life. Caffeine is addictive , but stopping with it - you only have to suffer five days of drowsiness. As a former longtime caffeine drinker, I know what I'm talking about. The main long-term benefit of caffeine is the mitigation of its own withdrawal symptoms. It does not increase mental energy in the long term, it does not improve weight loss, and its potential negative effects may not be the worst blood pressure.
Ginseng in flu and airway problems
Your use of ginseng for respiratory problems was justified. Ginseng strengthens the immune system , especially against viruses and tumors, but at the same time it dampens the inflammation and activation of mast cells that accompany the rhythm. Ginseng is the basis for several highly popular influenza products . I have to say, however, that hundreds of publications on the immune system of ginseng do not really understand.