Ginseng: The Magical Herb – Or Is It A Root?
Ginseng is most like the most popular of all the herbs or roots. Even for the person that insists upon staying within the ‘traditional’ medicine practices, i.e. countless doctor appointments and prescriptions, they will mention the word ginseng in a conversation.
When we’re talking about superfoods, ginseng is among the popular vernacular. But there is a good chance that those who talk about really don’t have a clear understanding on what this magical herb or root can do.
Ginseng Has Many Organisms
One of the things that most people aren’t aware of is that ginseng is a collection of several shrubs from around the world. These shrubs are labeled as ginseng if they have exhibited an effect on the health of humans. And within those collections, there are various ones still.
The original reference to ginseng was Panax Ginseng, a family of plants. It is also known as American Ginseng or Red Ginseng, each of them proving to have remarkable benefits. Because this herb/root is so popular, ginseng became an easy label.
What Can You Expect from Ginseng?
The ginseng herb/root has been found to have various degrees to human’s health, among those things are improvements in the following areas:
· Physical Performance
· Sexual Performance
· Adaption to Metabolic Stress
· Cognitive Functions
· Cellular Health
What we need to realize is that every form of this herb/root will not provide the same benefits for everyone. There is still doubt about it providing these benefits, as it has been scientifically proven on every level.
Types of Ginseng
So now that you know what health benefits ginseng can provide and that there are different types of it, let’s look at the 5 major types:
· American – Has proven to fight fatigue, improve cellular health, and may possibly improve sexual performance,
· Brazilian – Possibly improves physical performance, has some anti-cancer properties, and possibly sifts free radicals in the body.
· Indian – Offers neuroprotective effects, could improve cognition and believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers.
· Siberian – Helps the body handle metabolic stress, regulates cellular health, and sustains energy.
And the Original Ginseng: Red Ginseng – Regulates metabolism and vitalizes the cells that fight some cancers.
In general, we can’t claim and verify the health benefits that this herb/root. Some of the things we’ve listed here are probable and promising but not medically or scientifically proven, such as the sexual performance claim.
It is always recommended to check with your medical care provider/physician before getting on any herb or root routine. This is especially so for persons on a medical regiment of prescriptions.