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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 like a sedative dull, uncontaminated, just as it is called a gaunt? Thank you for the answer and for the goods.

Your brief question concerns the reason why we have a special category of adaptogens for ginseng . TČM ginseng is known as a lifebuilder, a remedy against old age 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 thirst, calm mind and improve intelligence", or that "ginseng heals a breakdown due to lack of qi , 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 wartime stimulants. In English, stress is simply a burden, although the word "stress" in our country is generally used to indicate the undesirable consequences of psychological stress . Different types of stress in humans cause a so-called non-specific adaptation syndrome (stress adaptation ). It consists in activating the hypothalamic pituitary axis and subsequent leakage of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. Ginseng is very successful in stressful situations, but the question of whether the stress response intensifies or weakens can not be clearly answered, or rather, the answer will be so stronger and weaker. Similarly, we are wondering if the ginseng is exciting and encouraging, or soothing and sleeping ( Saito1977epg , Saito1979epg ). For many physiological parameters, ginseng has a double, contradictory effect. This ginseng has inspired the whole category of adaptogenes. 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 known sedative, has a stimulating and calming effect in low doses (hence, 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 removes anxiety and allows focus on problem solving . I would like to point out that ginseng does not aggravate sleep ( Han2013erg ).

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