Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ginseng: Have a Magic Remedy for the Health Benefits

Ginseng (Panax), often referred to as the "magic potion" because it has a number of health benefits. As adapted from wikipedia, ginseng is a kind of medicinal Herbaceous plant included in the tribe of Araliaceae. The name "ginseng" is taken from the English, which is read pronunciation of following the Cantonese language, Jen Shen, in Mandarin is pronounced "ren shen", "人蔘" (duplicate humans), because the roots resemble the human form.

Ginseng plants grow in the northern hemisphere, especially in Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, and the United States. This type of tropical ginseng can be found in Vietnam, namely Panax vietnamensis.

The benefits of ginseng root is believed to have overcome a number of health problems. Some people said, ginseng is efficacious in lowering high blood pressure and raise low blood pressure. Ginseng has many bioactive content, such as saponins, phytosterols, peptides, polysaccharides, fatty acids, polyacetylenes, vitamins, and minerals.

As a herb, ginseng has a magic potion which is useful for the health. Here are some health benefits that you can get from plants that are often used as a traditional herb:

1. Lowering cholesterol levels
Results from several studies, ginseng has been found lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Scientists believe that ginsenocides contained in ginseng are in charge of decreased levels of cholesterol in the body.

2. Preventing the development of cancer cells
The growth of certain types of cancer cells can be inhibited by ginseng. Chinese Medicine Journal reported that ginsenosides have anti-tumor effects and can induce cell damage in prostate cancer, ovarian cancer cell, lung cell adenocarcinoma, and neuroblastoma cells. In addition, ginseng also function in inhibiting cell cycle progression, so that it can slow the growth of cancer cells.

3. Treating the diabetes
Blood sugar levels can drop drastically by consuming ginseng. However, if you are already using antidiabetic drugs, it is necessary for the reconsider the use of ginseng simultaneously. Because the mixing ginseng with diabetes drugs can make blood sugar levels are too low. Therefore, it is necessary recommendations from doctors.

4. Reducing Fatigue
Adaptogenic role of various strains of Ginseng is believed to provide the physiological changes in the body for the adapt to fatigue due to overwork.

5. Increasing the durability an athlete
The quality of ginseng in improving stamina tonic stimulant has made it popular among athletes. During practice, athletes need to be consistent to maintain the stamina to remain high, and ginseng can help for the make it happen.

6. Stimulating the immune and neural system
Ginseng can boost immunity. Some experts say herbal medicine ginseng can improve the quality of life. Adaptogenic properties of ginseng helps stimulate people to stay young. Whereas in the elderly, can restore the damaged cells in the body. Ginseng can also help you fight the flu and other infectious diseases.

7. Reducing mental stress
Ginseng can increase mental alertness, while also changing the mood and relieve fatigue. Another benefit is the herb of antidepressants and anti-anxiety. When a person experiences excessive stress, adrenal hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline) will flow out and cause various health problems. In this situation, ginseng can help you in balancing the level of adrenaline.

As an additional note you need to know, consumption of ginseng are not recommended especially in pregnant women and nursing mothers, for the prevent the occurrence of contraindications. Moreover, ginseng may also affect the reaction of some drugs, such as, blood thinners such as warfarin, heparin, aspirin, and diuretics. Therefore, it is not advisable for the eat ginseng if you're taking medication for the hypertension or other cardiovascular disease.

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3 komentar:

les privat gepe said...

is the texture of the soil in Indonesia very suitable for growing ginseng? if it can, how does it grow?

seleb-online said...

obat mujarab yg di jamin mahal harganya

TEKINFO said...

wow, so amazing ginseng...

but the price is too expensive for my pocket...

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