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Ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer)

(also known as chinese ginseng, korean ginseng, řénšēn)

Rostlina a kořen Panax ginseng
Plant and root Panax ginseng

True ginseng, also known as Korean or Asian ginseng, is the most powerful tonic and restorative of Asian medicine. It is a subject of an intense research and is considered the most effective adaptogen. This page is the summary of the main facts. For details, visit the appropriate links. All information is based on explicit scientific sources.

Ginseng contains a mixture of several tens of unique, highly effective substances, that constitute over 20% of the dry weight of ginseng. Ginseng is superior to the common stimulants like coffee, tea, nicotine, caffeinated drinks etc. Its effect arrives slowly, but is long-lasting and beneficial to health in an all-around manner:

  • Acts against psychological stress and depressions.
  • Improves concentration, memory and willpower.
  • Helps to adapt to physical loading and exercise, helps muscle regeneration.
  • Improves libido, potency and erection

Ginseng slows down the aging process and protects against diseases of civilization:

  • Cardiovascular – arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and other vascular problems (varicose veins and hemorrhoids)
  • Immunological – inhibits chronic inflammation, allergy and pain, protects against viruses (including influenza / common cold), also used in tumor therapy
  • Neurological – headache and hangover, decline of mental functions, parkinsonism etc.
  • Metabolic – both types of diabetes, improvement of lipid metabolism and many more

When radiation damage to ginseng as the best existing drug at all. ( yonezawa1976rri , takeda1982rri , yonezawa1981rri )

Sale of ginseng

The Traditional medicine mostly uses bulk dried root. Ginseng capsules and other supplements do not, and, due to the size limitation, cannot contain sufficient amount of ginseng to elicit more substantial effects. Ginseng has also become fashion on the ingredient lists of many kind of food and beverages (such as energy drinks). In these, it is only used in negligible amounts, at the flavouring levels. Don’t let these products discourage you from the real ginseng.