November 19, 2018

The ginseng plant is local to China, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. The Panax ginseng usually grows in colder climates in the northern hemisphere. The plant reaches to about a foot in height and has yellowish green flowers. They are umbrella shaped and grow in a circle round a stem which is straight. The five leaflets are joined at a single point and the flower blooms during midsummer. It's fruit is bright red in color and usually has two to three pea sized wrinkled seeds.

The therapeutic properties of Panax ginseng are found in its roots and leaves. The body of the plant sometimes resembles a human body with the gnarled roots resembling limbs of a human. Some people refer to the entire herb as a "hand" due to its peculiar shape. The wrinkles present around the neck of the root indicate how old the plant is. The root of a matured specimen is usually two to four inches long and one inch thick. The roots branch out and become forked as they mature beyond five years.

Medicinal uses and Benefits.


The herb is known to be rich in complex carbohydrates known as ginsenosides. They have the capacity to either stimulate or calm the human nervous system, regulate metabolism, decrease sugar levels in blood and stimulate muscle tone and the endocrine system. It has been known to enhance the effectiveness of adrenocorticotropic hormone with stimulating the adrenaline glands. Panax ginseng has also shown anti-aging properties by allowing cell regeneration and cellular maintenance. Some also call ginseng an "adaptogen" as it reduces body fatigue and enhances natural defenses against biological and physical stress. Panax ginseng has also shown effects on cancer patients by inducing morphine analgesia, the regular intake of which helps with various types of cancer like pancreatic, stomach, ovarian and lung cancer.

Dosages and potential side effects.


Normal dosage dictates a consumption of two to six hundred mg of root extracts over two weeks. Ginseng can be consumed as capsules which are directly ingested, or one can also brew tea out of ginseng roots. Some common side effects of ginseng include vomiting, insomnia, bleeding from nostrils, nervousness and rise in blood pressure. It is not advisable for people suffering from psychosis or during pregnancy to take ginseng or ginseng-based products. Also, consuming ginseng is not advisable for infants and young children.

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