It’s always good to add something to our diets which is good for us, and ginseng is just that. A nutritious herb, Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant with fleshy roots that typically grows in Northern China, Korea, and eastern Siberia.
It has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and can be taken with other herbs in capsules as a supplement, as well as in tea. The herb is available to buy both online here, www.mypanaxginseng.com, or from most supermarkets and healthfood stores. After reading my list of its top health benefits, I can already tell you’ll be running to the store to stock up!
Aiding in type 2 diabetes – Studies on American Ginseng have found that the intake of the herb can improve blood sugar control. It does this by creating sugar-lowering effects when not eating and after-meal blood sugar levels. The effect was noticed even in average blood sugar levels over a three-month period.
For weight control – We all know my stance on dieting, not dieting, and being at one with our bodies, But sometimes we have to lose weight, even if we don’t want to, for health reasons. With this in mind, an extract from the ginseng berry is believed to be effective against obesity and helpful with weight control. Ginseng tea works as a natural appetite suppressant and stops you wanting to snack throughout the day. Remember that healthy weight loss does not mean starving yourself, so please be careful!
Physical and mental health boost – Ginseng is believed to be a good tonic that can boost stamina and energy levels. It can help athletes use oxygen more effectively, and it is said to regulate metabolism, which can increase energy levels. Consumption of ginseng can also help athletes lower their recovery time and reduce stress on the both the body and mind. In addition, ginseng tea can act as a stimulant for the brain cells and help improve concentration and thinking ability. Perfect if you have an exam coming up, a deadline you are finding impossible to meet, or you just have stuff to do but keep finding yourself procrastinating.Menstrual problems – Women who suffer from severe menstrual cramps and distress are advised to drink ginseng tea, as it is also believed to lessen the stomach pain associated with our times of the month. It can also reduce the stress and discomfort associated with the menopause, so this is a root herb which can see us all through our years.
Male sexual function – Consuming ginseng tea can help men lessen the symptoms of sex-related conditions, such as erectile dysfunction. Korean Red Ginseng has long been used to stimulate male sexual function. However, be sure to discuss this with your doctor before taking; ginseng can have some side effects may interact with other drugs or cause allergic reactions.
These are not the only benefits to taking ginseng, and it can also improve your skin, prevent premature aging and help fight against cancer. Remember, if you experience any negative side effects, stop use immediately.