The many health benefits of ginseng
Health benefits of ginseng
Ginseng is a slow-growing herb that takes two years for the seeds to germinate (unless you buy stratified seeds) and four to six years for the plants to mature. So if you want to grow ginseng, it will take around eight years to produce your first harvest. On the other hand, if you buy ginseng seeds that have gone through stratification (cold storage) they will sprout in their very first spring. The Asian races have used ginseng for its health benefits for thousands of year's but most westerners have no clue what to do with it. While the people of Asia have used ginseng for its health benefits for millennium, most westerner's don’t even know what to do with it. They think it is just used in energy drinks or a flavoring in tea. The roots are primarily used for overall health, longevity, vision, and memory, the herb also offers a subtle energy boost while making your head clear. The people of Asia have used ginseng for its health benefits for thousands of years but most westerner's don’t even know what to do with it. They think it is just used in energy drinks or a flavoring in tea. Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) can have a positive impact on insulin resistance and hypertension and can increase your resistance to various illnesses or microbial attacks by helping to regulate the immune system.
Korean red and American ginseng
There is a huge difference in the chemical makeup of the two varieties. Which are known to produce opposite effects on the person using it, also thought of as Yin and Yang. Korean red ginseng is warming. While American ginseng is cooling. Korean red is typically used for people such as senior citizens, whose blood flow is slow and feels cold all the time. While American ginseng is cooling, whereas it helps to cool the body from fevers. You should be careful when you are taking dried ginseng root, (it is more concentrated than fresh root) that you know exactly what variety you are taking and how much you are about to be taking. This is especially important if you take a warming ginseng but you don’t have any problems with warming. If you take it too often or in hot weather, your body might get too hot. It could cause nose bleeding and other serious conditions if you take it but don’t need to take the ginseng! An example of cooling effects, if your heart beats too fast you can take American ginseng to slow it down a few beats. Or if your heart is not strong enough, you can take Korean ginseng to raise it a few beats. Ginseng taken with other natural herbs mixture's has been shown to help with heart conditions, diabetes, fatigue, or as a complementary therapy to AIDS patients