Hello, I have been getting ginseng for the right TaiwanTCM for several months. I have read about your ginseng experience and would like to share your own. 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 used it, and I had it all year round. I fed a dose of two pieces of 6-year-old ginseng and I did not know about the illness until evening (I can not believe it anymore). Just a huge satisfaction, and despite reading this roots from childhood 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 as my first dose and I was like five cups and a couple of beers - gouged with energy. 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 supplement 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, the active ingredient of coffee, tea, guarana, etc., acts on ADP receptors (adenosine diphosphate). In the short term, it fatigue , increases attention, reduces hunger, increases intestinal motility , gastric acidity, blood pressure, and acts as a 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 discontinuation 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. With these phenomena and interest, we repay what we "borrowed" at the beginning from caffeine. I have also read papers in which caffeine can interfere with nucleotide metabolism, thereby interfering 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 was disturbed. Adaptogen is a pharmacological ideal - a perfect adaptogen does not exist (just as there is no perfect cure), but ginseng is very close to this ideal. His family name Panax (Carl Linne) gave him completely ironic advice in response to the experience ginseng had to British doctors after getting to him through 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. In the long run, it does not increase mental energy, 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 foundation of several highly popular flu vaccines . I have to say, however, that despite the hundreds of publications on the immunity of ginseng, we do not understand.