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Ginseng superstitions

I already wrote about how hard it is to describe the effects of ginseng . Simple description of current and proven effects can only act as a length of myths and superstitions. Even worse is praising the wrong arguments, which frequently gets ginseng. Ginseng is like Judaism - unqualified praises its objective effects are very good camouflage. While elsewhere have problems with them people still believe in magic, with us me my kinsman, a man without any formal science education, he said: "Ginseng? It let's wife, you know that I do not believe in such things." It must enjoy it with us humans to doubt and failed than obscurantism, await rather than scientifically proven conclusions Forge own pace. But I must also stress that despite the varied cultural trail that ginseng in a row over the millennia has left, the effect of ginseng is not really a question of faith.

Modern mystification is difficult to distinguish

Guides openly magic (I'd say the medieval type) immediately reveals his tongue. He does not deserve so much scorn, but now I do not want to discuss. Misdirection formulated a modern language are worse. Now those are but hard to even give a concrete example. For ginseng must inevitably exist exaggerated and false claims, this is of course due to the nature of ginseng adaptogennímu difficult to discern, and to condemn unequivocally. To be more specific, I'm talking about falsification of scientific results that are more and more common especially in clinical trials funded by pharmaceutical companies. As for the ginseng, I really tried to find him something that would need to be over-hyped. My efforts have not resulted so far only that I discovered most of the traditional contraindications ginseng as false .

A little bit of ginseng in magic

Branched root sometimes similar to the human body lies at a major ginseng from the perspective of Asian and European traditions. According to the doctrine of signatures that pushed Paracelsus, the medicinal properties of plants in their manifest form (lungwort - mottled leaves - lungs, hepatica - liver, ungulates - leaves resemble kidney Phallus Impudicus - aphrodisiac etc.). The roots of the shape of human figures, then act "holistically", and enjoys special veneration. The most famous of these is the mandrake roots (see Harry Potter), which apparently can replace ginseng. I can remember a family story, as herbalist (ie. Crone, the White Carpathians) cure my grandfather cure bath in grated root of the ordinary sitting posture, whom she told that we apparently grows in the garden near the fence (without having ever seen) and its shape reminds small child. (These old grannies are still there, solve chronic illness, uřknutí, love, success, zombies, still as in the days of Elizabeth Bathory, those interested can steer. Marked only seriously.) From what I've read somewhere, it seems that the Chinese ginseng lines similar to the popular practice common in our country, like fumigation against evil spirits, throwing root for himself (apparently in the river) to fulfill wishes etc., but that's not really does not make sense to write here, because there are details such as whether you throw a left or right hand, if you look back, if he spits and jánevímco yet. Sami's better not try, without professional guidance, at best, needlessly lose ginseng.

Ginseng in TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine describes ginseng as "yang", "warm", "sweet" and bitter taste related to the meridians of spleen, lung and heart, strengthening qi spleen and lungs and increasing production of meat juices which alleviates thirst, calm the mind and improve intelligence. Traditional medicine ginseng indicates the lack of Qi, fatigue , anorexia, diarrhea , dyspnea, weak pulse, increased sweating, diabetes , fibrotic diseases , forgetfulness , insomnia and impotence . The roots of ginseng in the shape of a man then said to have souls ( chen2008cpe ).

Traditional Chinese medicine has such a good social reputation that she particularly in Taiwan today pay very good scientists. Categories such as "yin / yang," "hot / cold", or special system of meridians of the human body, which has nothing to do with the real anatomy I understand that not as reasons for sentencing, but as with our medieval magic just as ad hoc names axes Status a common space in which pharmacological language regardless of knowledge or ignorance of the molecular-physiological mechanisms. Let me once again reiterate that despite all the genetic engineering all the time especially for predicting side effects of drugs we have no better method than trial and error (also called clinical testing).

| 15.11.2008