Herbal Supplements
Benefits of Ginseng

Ginseng has been used for thousands of years to improve the overall health of human being. In the first Chinese book of herbs, the Pen Tsao Ching (The Classic of Herbs), written by the famous Emperor Shen Nung, to whom the discovery of tea was attributed, Ginseng was recommended for enlightening the mind and increasing wisdom. Ginseng was taken as a tonic for the whole body, and believed to cure lethargy, arthritis, impotence, senility, and many other conditions.

In terms of modern scientific research, ginseng is known to be an adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that assist the body to restore itself to health and work without side effects even if the recommended dose is widely exceeded. Ginseng due to its adaptogens effects is widely used to lower cholesterol, increase energy and endurance, reduce fatique and effects of stress and prevent infections.

Ginseng appears to help people with diabetes. A limited study performed in March 2000 at the University of Toronto showed that ginseng could lower blood sugar 20% more than placebo.

Ginseng is one of the most effective anti-aging supplements. It can alleviate some major effects of aging, such as degeneration of the blood system, and increase mental and physical capacity.

Other important benefits of ginseng is its support in cancer treatment and its effects on sports performance.

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2014-05-12 08:14:56
I feel great to her about this powerful healing herb may it be in form of roots or supplements I have a pure testimony I introduced ginseng tabs to a lady friend of mine who had not been conceiving believe it or not she made it thro' the supplement
2014-05-12 08:09:08
aaah I take ginseng ginkgo coffee it's so healthy tasty and also gives me strength when I'm down especially fatigue after long time sitting work of a secretary, I also use ginseng tabs to help my eyes after using the computer for many hours I feel weak and exhausted. Wish I could get the real ginseng roots. Miriam kenya
2013-06-23 20:51:50
I get Ginseng from the local dollar tree, and although it costs only a dollar for 30 tablets it's good quality. It takes about 6 weeks to get the full effect, and it's awesome. It has no "down" effect. I take about 1000-1500 mg a day and I work full time as well as own a business. Fridays I sleep 0-4 hrs and ginseng makes it happen.
2012-09-27 15:31:52
i have bein collecting giseng for personal use since i was 18 i am now 48 my health libido and mind are excellent
2012-06-12 16:14:40
I have started taking a ginseng product (Energy) which has 9 sources of Ginseng amoung other health ingrediants eg. Green Tea.I have noticed a marked increase in energy with zero side effects.I'm 58 and prior to taking it had low energy dragging my butt to complete physical tasks.The direction suggest 1 in the morn and 1 in the aft but I find 1 in the morn is just fine.I have always been a skeptic but the results are undeniable for myself.It cost me $50.00 for 180 tabs so it is not overly expensive.
Dr. NO
2012-05-01 10:08:37
Asian ginseng are very hot (YANG TONIC)increase heart pulse and that is Blood pressure will increases but with formula, it does ok.
2012-04-22 10:43:30
Okay I recently was introduced to Gourmet Coffee that has both Ginseng and another power herb only used by Royalty (now available to us) called Ganoderma...its great!!!Organo Gold's Cafe Supreme....excellent!!!
2012-02-28 22:37:48
gimmegimmegimmeginseng, aside from giving me some real info on ginseng, your post is awesome standing alone on it's honesty. It made me chuckles at times, too. I have a Korean friend who got me hooked on ginseng root. The key, she taught me, was to soak it, never boil. However, I can no longer afford $100+ for a piece. I closed a business and pretty much live week to week now. I was at an outlet food store and saw bottles of ginseng for 1.00. They're 500 mg. Anyhow, I thought this might be better than nothing and was doing some research on the Internet.

Good luck, everyone.
2011-08-20 18:37:37
I feel fresh when I use it
2011-08-19 02:19:25
Hi guy, i just bought the gingeng root today, and having read all this, I can't wait to start using it, please can anyone tell me if ginseng, can work as caffeine, cause I like staying up in the night and read. Can it help me stay awake?
2011-06-28 04:43:06
i am using Chinese extract ginseng for almost a year and it helps my SGPT in normal condition i am HB positive for almost 6 years and i take a lot of medicine given my physician to cure this illness but this is still a problem for me even my liver condition is still good , i cannot work because of this illness, someone help me ,,,,,
2011-06-20 00:11:50
just started taking ginseng today and i already feel the effects...i am definately more concentrated, my clarity is better, and my body feels more relaxed...i will keep taking genseng from now on.
2011-06-02 11:25:40
I'm turning 21 soon and started taking ginseng when I was 14. My friend relayed some anecdotal information to me that vials of ginseng royal jelly, sold at a Hasty Market across the street from our school, boosted energy. The two of us had been drinking energy drinks consistently (for your own good, avoid those sugar-laden acidic artificial concoctions!) and basically getting a small high and a big buzz off them so we decided to give ginseng a go. We both noticed better energy and mood after consumption. We did a little research and discovered that ginseng was healthy as well as invigorating. I used to drink about a couple 10mL vials in a school day and more if I could afford it with the allowance my parents gave me. I did this for about two years, fairly regularly, and though I was likely slightly malnourished because I wasn't eating as well as I should have been and continued consuming many unhealthy things like energy drinks, processed junk food, food with artificial or toxic additives, and alcohol, I got in better shape and became a better athlete in that time, which I attribute partially to my ginseng and royal jelly consumption, combined with playing football for my school and in the summer and also a couple seasons of rugby for the school and doing bike riding and calisthenics and later on (after sports) lots of weight lifting. I noticed that when I consumed ginseng before physical activity (the more the better) fatigue was warded off and I felt like I had lots of natural adrenaline-like energy to draw from. The effect seemed sustained even on the days I didn't consume ginseng as long as I was consuming it regularly. Unfortunatley I wasn't educated very well overall on health and nutrition and my priorities were askew (consuming caffeine like a food, getting as high as possible as often as possible and having fun in ways that did not always benefit me, even smoking cigarettes on and off etc) since I was about 16 and a half and since then, except for some exceptions, I only bought ginseng once in a while in relatively small quantities (in the vial and floating root forms) because I was spending most of my money on other things that were often deleterious, useless, or just luxurious. In the last couple years I started eating better and exercising better (since I haven't played sports and relied on the practices to keep me in shape since grade 12) as I edcuated myself more and more and for the last 4 months I've been eating healthy except for some exceptions when necessary, (in the last year I've spent a lot of time in shelters, jail, and on welfare, which provided only $4 a day for food). I've also recently cut back on drugs significantly to the point that I only indulge in weed now (unless a happy happenstance makes mushrooms accessible, such as when The Hobbit hits theaters, hopefully :) ) and not even often in my opinion, though a lack of money is partially responsible for that. I now have a probation order for the next year that includes random drug testing (which I requested in order to elicit a softer sentence from the court) so I'll have to abstain even from weed. Shucks. At least when probation is up I'll probably have enough money to get a vaporizer and some large quantities of bud along with hemp oil for cooking purposes. Despite being somewhat perturbed that I have to voluntarily kick my habit for a long time I'm glad that my lungs are bound to clear up significantly and in order to assist my other organs and whole body in general in detoxing and becoming healthier I'm making use of my meager money now by again taking ginseng (this time in the pure extract form for potency, when available). I'm also taking multivitamins and fish oil, drinking a lot of herbal tea, occasionally supplementing with protein powder, planning to buy some more herbs and herbal extracts, consuming bee pollen (and a bit of raw honey on occasion), and generally eating and somewhat living primal / as humans are supposed to eat and live (marksdailyapple.com = a huge database of advantageous information regarding health and wellness.. check it!). I plan to start a vegetable and herb garden soon, forage some wild food and herbs(apples, rasberries and blackberries, clover, dandelions, mint, catnip, whatever else I can find / learn of), possibly get some small game traps so I can try and then probably continue to eat squirrels and whatnot, hunt some crayfish from the local rivers if there actually is a local population (I've never seen any aruond here) and try cooking and eating them, and keep doing all these good things and more for the rest of my life.
2011-03-13 18:41:20
thx, helped me a lot for my science class research.
A student somewhere
2011-03-12 02:22:36
nice superb information ''short &sweet ''
2011-02-02 02:13:22
is there side effects like prosrate problems?
2011-01-15 19:07:07
Hi, I have taken ginseng for years now and luv it. I have just found an infused low alc wine in the Hunter Valley wine region nsw called Grandis. It tastes great and combines my two loves! highly recommend it.
2010-12-10 18:42:09
Hello all I just started taking it today red gensing extract.From what I know a freind swears by this stuff for prolonged sex rock solid ecrections and he once had sex in the car with a prosty and he was thier for 40 min 0_0.
2010-12-04 08:15:47
i am learning about ginseng.i'm using it for good.
Naser Jamal
2010-11-28 09:08:17
well tonight i am starting to use this unique herb. but i want to say that most of the herbs has a treating specification. Ginseng's history goes to Vitenam war. when americans and vitenamis were speaking on the ways to stop the war, americans got tierd soon but vitenami's didnt. when they were asked, thery replied Ginseng was the secret. good luck
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