Parts used - the root
Helps build endurance for athletes
Strengthens adrenal glands for those under stress
Sharpens concentration and mental acuity
Stimulates immune system
Helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Helps normalize blood pressure
How Asian Ginseng Works
By supporting and strengthening the function of the adrenal gland,; Ginseng is able supply more consistent energy and allows the body to react better when under stress. It helps muscles to use oxygen and glycogen more efficiently, allowing them to function for longer periods of time.
It also improves brain functions, increasing concentration and mental acuity.
When taken at recommended dosage, Ginseng is considered safe, however it can cause overstimulation and insomnia in a few people. Taking Ginseng with caffeine will increase the risk of becoming overstimulated, and is not recommended.
Ginseng should not be taken by anyone who has high blood pressure, is pregnant or lactating.
Some women may find that long term use of Ginseng causes menstrual abnormalities and breast tenderness.
The History of Ginseng
Ginseng has been used in China as a medicinal herb for over 5,000 years. It was also used by Arab physicians in the 9th century.
Dignitaries through the ages have revered Ginseng. Marco Polo described it as a prized wonder drug, and when the King of Siam sent a delegation to visit Louis 14th, they took with them a root of Ginseng to present to the French King.
From then on it was used by wealthy Europeans to treat exhaustion and debility, and by the 18th century it's popularity had reach the shores of America.
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