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Ginseng Benefits

For centuries, Traditional Chinese herbalist claimed that the Asian ginseng is a marvelous remedy for just about any health complaint. Today, Asian ginseng plays a significant part in herbal and non traditional medicine. Visit local health food stores and it is easy to encounter a number of ginseng products. Ginseng is available in teas, syrups, tablets, capsules, and even skin preparations. In non traditional medicine ginseng was thought to provide youth, vigor, and extra stamina to those who use the product. At one time, opinions contrasted about the importance the herb played in heath. Now, Scientific evidence supports the fact that true ginseng provides some impressive healthy benefits.

What is Ginseng?
First, letís take an up close look at the ginseng plant. The ginseng plant is a low growing plant that thrives in shady areas and it is the root of the ginseng plant that is highly prized and cultivated. It is also important to understand that Asian ginseng is native to Asian countries like China and Korea. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is another type of ginseng that is commonly sold in health food stores across the United States. This ginseng grows wild in wooded areas found across the United States. Ginseng is sold under names like Panax Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, Asiatic Ginseng, Korean Ginseng. People often mistake the Siberian ginseng for true ginseng, but they are very different.

Common Cures
Traditionally, ginseng is regarded as a kind of panacea or cure all for what ails you. Ginseng sales have risen across the country because of new interest in non-traditional medicines that are remedies for many health problems. Ginseng is thought a great non-traditional treatment for;

Stress
Immune System
Depression
Hypertension
Increasing Stamina
Improving Physical Performance
Improving Mental Performance

How Ginseng is Used
The root of the ginseng plant is highly cultivated and has medicinal value. Here is how it is prepared for market: The root is dried and made into powders, syrups, pills, tablets, capsules, teas, ointments, and skin creams.

Precautions
Consult your health care provider about taking ginseng or any type of alternative medicine. Note: Ginseng might cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Source:NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Web site: www.ods.od.nih.gov

Ginsing, What is it?
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/1000.html

Sources for Ginseng Online
Natures Was Ginseng
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