Monday, February 16, 2009


The English word ginseng derives from the Chinese term rénshēn, literally "man root" (referring to the root's characteristic forked shape, resembling the legs of a man).

The herb known as ginseng is native to the harsh conditions of Siberia, as well as to many parts of the Asian continent, and it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. For centuries, ginseng has been used as an energy tonic by the Chinese, who continue to use it for this purpose even today. In the western world, ginseng is being studied for a number of purposes, from treating stress to increasing levels of alertness and mental clarity.

Many studies have shown that ginseng is able to reduce levels of stress in both men and women. In many clinical studies of the herb’s effects, those taking regular ginseng supplements were able to withstand higher levels of emotional and physical stress than those who had never taken the herb. In addition to its traditional role as stress fighter, ginseng has shown great promise at reducing fatigue, increasing memory and even fighting off colds, flu and other infections. Better put, ginseng may help reduce cell damage, thus, helping to counteract age-related changes.

The benefits of Ginseng:
1.Reducing mental stress and anxiety
2.Increasing mental clarity and alertness
3.Stimulating the immune and nervous system
4.Treating diabetes
5.Preventing the growth of certain types of cancer cells
6.Lowering cholesterol levels Improving digestion
7.Reducing fatigue
8.Improving athletic endurance

Don’t take ginseng during bedtime, it will cause inability to sleep.

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