Ginseng roots, revered in China as ‘the root of life’, resemble the human body in shape and offer general health support, supporting vitality, stamina and performance. Several species are grown worldwide, with their traditional use for health dates back 7000 years.
What is Ginseng?
Ginseng roots, revered in China as ‘the root of life’, resemble the human body in shape and offer general health support, supporting healthy vitality, stamina, and performance. Several species are grown worldwide, with their traditional use for health dating back 7000 years. Four species belong to the Araliaceae plant family and share similar tonic properties.
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The Benefits of Ginseng
All types of Ginseng are suitable for
- Supporting the body’s natural response to stress.
- Helping the body adapt to times of increased pressure, and workload.
- Supporting vitality and youthfulness
- Healthy brain function and memory recall
- Immune health
- Healthy blood flow and may support healthy blood sugars
- Supporting healthy appetite, and subsequently supporting healthy digestion.
The Different Types of Ginseng
Korean ginseng is a Panax species, which is highly stimulating. It is best taken early in the day. There are quite a few cautions with Korean Ginseng, so make sure you check your chosen product to ensure that it is right for you.
American ginseng also a Panax species which is traditionally used to support female fertility. It is much milderthan Korean ginseng.
Tienchi ginseng (notoginseng or pseudoginseng) is another Panax that is primarily used to support healthy blood flow.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is an adaptogen with different compounds to Panax. Siberian ginseng is considered the number support for healthy sexual interest and healthy sexual performance for males
Indian ginseng from a different plant family, Solanaceae (Withania somnifera), also known as Ashwagandha, shares many similar properties with the true ginsengs, including being supportive of a healthy libido for men and women. Here is Everything you need to know about adaptogenic Ashwagandha.
Peruvian ginseng is another name for Maca root (Lepidium peruvianum chacon) from yet another plant family, Cruciferae. Peruvian ginseng is another potent adaptogen, healthy hormone tonic, and energy supporting herb famed for its libido supporting properties for both sexes.
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