Ginseng: The King of Tonic Herbs
Did you know that ginseng has been around for centuries? Its origins are traced back to the ancient Chinese culture where it was used as a treatment option for a variety of health issues. Even in North America, it has been around for a long time too. It was actually used as an alternative medicine during the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations. These days, it is one of the world’s most popular herbal medicines used to help treat a wide range of medical conditions.
Have you heard of the many health benefits ginseng offers? A lot of people who take ginseng pills, capsules, and other supplements decided to do so after learning about how this herb can be beneficial to the body in various ways. According to many research studies, ginseng may:
Boost energy levels – In one study, men and women who took ginseng experienced enhanced physical and mental performance, reducing feelings of tiredness and weakness. In a different study, patients undergoing cancer treatment who took ginseng expressed reduced cancer-related fatigue.
Strengthen the immune system – Certain studies suggest that ginseng may protect the body against the influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus. However, more research is needed to better understand the herb’s anti-viral capabilities.
Treat erectile dysfunction – In a 2012 study, men suffering from mild-to-moderate levels of erectile dysfunction showed improvements in their sexual function after taking ginseng for 8 weeks.
Sharpen cognitive function – According to one study, taking ginseng may help improve focus, thinking, learning, memory, and other cognitive skills. Participants with Alzheimer’s disease took ginseng for 12 weeks and displayed enhanced performance of their frontal brain lobe.
Reduce the risk of diabetes – Certain research has found ginseng to have anti-diabetes capabilities. In one study, the natural chemicals found in ginseng, known as ginsenosides, appeared to positively impact insulin production and insulin resistance in the body. In a different study, participants who took ginseng every day showed decreased blood sugar levels.
There are many different kinds of ginseng products available today. Here at Baumann Wisconsin Ginseng, we use only premium American ginseng for the following:
- Ginseng whole roots – We have long, medium, and short whole roots.
- Ginseng slices – Our ginseng slices are available in small, medium, and large sizes.
- Ginseng capsules – Our American ginseng cap bottles contain 130 400-milligram ginseng cap
- Ginseng tea bags – Our ginseng tea comes in a box of 20 American ginseng tea bags.
Other kinds of ginseng products that you can find these days are:
- Ginseng tincture
- Ginseng pills
- Ginseng topicals
- Ginseng vape
- Ginseng powder
- Ginseng extracts