Ginseng

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Ginseng is considered by some cultures of the Orient as one of the most nutrional herbs, as well as one of the most expensive in the world. Its botanical name is “Panax Ginseng” or “Siberian Ginseng” or “Eleuterococcus”. The shape of this plant’s root is similar to that of human body.

Ginseng has been known for its therapeutic properties since 3000 BC and was taken to Europe for first time in 1610 AD by Dutch merchants.

Ginseng is known as a great adapter, that is to say that it helps to normalize functions of the body when a person has been subjected to heavy stress, reacting positively on the nervous and hormonal system.

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Ginseng

It has great benefits like:

  • Stimulating physical and mental activity in weak or tired patients which is its most well known effect.
  • Fortifying the human body when it is exposed to severe and prolonged physical exertion.
  • The proper function of the endocrine gland, particularly the hypophysis, the suprarenal and sexual glands.
  • Stimulating the nerve cells of the brain, strengthening and correcting some nervous illnesses like psychosomatic disturbances in addition to increasing intellectual activity.
  • No side effects have been determined from taking Ginseng.
  • In investigations done by the national cancer research institute of  Maryland, eleutherococcus, a type of spiny Ginseng was found to help in the treatment of cancer.
  • In Australia, it is used to prevent heart diseases and high blood pressure.
  • In Germany, more than 1 million cups of Ginseng are consumed daily. It tones the gray matter of the brain, is a sedative and also normalizes body functions. It stimulates the production of red and white blood cells as well as lowering the cholesterol level in the blood. In the gastrointestinal system. It improves digestive secretions and is a great for increasing sexual activity.
  • At the university of Osaka in Japan, it has been discovered that ginseng helps to improve memory, improve blood circulation, improve metabolism, restore the nervous system, normalize glucose levels in the blood as well as improving fertility in men.
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