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What Exactly Does Ginseng Do?

The use of ginseng to improve health and well-being started hundreds of years ago. During ancient times in Asia and North America, it was a treatment method for a wide range of health issues. Today, it has reached other parts of the world and has become one of the most popular herbal medicines.

There are two types of ginseng --- Asian ginseng (aka Korean ginseng or Panax ginseng) and American or Wisconsin ginseng (or Panax quinquefolius). They are available in different forms, such as Asian or American ginseng capsules, powder, tea, tincture, and topicals, and we here at Baumann Wisconsin Ginseng offer whole ginseng roots, ginseng slices, ginseng capsules, and ginseng tea bags using only our high-quality homegrown Wisconsin ginseng.

Over the years, plenty of studies have been conducted to collect as much information as possible about the health benefits of ginseng. According to findings, this small herb with its fleshy, fork-shaped roots may help with the following:

Energy – Adaptogens are herbs, mushrooms, or plants that support the body in times of stress, fatigue, and anxiety. According to research, ginseng is one of them and helps boost energy levels and physical performance. In a report, it was found to be effective in reversing the symptoms of chronic fatigue.

Brain function – A study of people with Alzheimer’s disease found that the group who took ginseng during the 12-week duration displayed higher scores in cognitive performance than those who did not. In a different study, children with ADHD who took ginseng plus omega-3 supplements showed improved attention span and memory recall.

Blood sugar – Research found that the active compounds found in ginseng, called ginsenosides, have anti-diabetic effects. In a study, pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics who took ginseng experienced improved glucose uptake and insulin production.

Cholesterol – Studies found ginseng to contain natural anti-cholesterol chemicals that can help lower high cholesterol levels in the body. The findings suggested that it reduced harmful cholesterol or LDL levels and raised good cholesterol or HDL levels, protecting against heart disease.

Sexual health – Ginseng, particularly the Asian variety, is used as an aphrodisiac in Chinese and Korean cultures. According to studies, it can increase libido in both men and women, and improve sperm quality and count in men.

With these benefits, there is no surprise that more and more people are getting curious about ginseng and interested in taking ginseng capsules and other ginseng products. By trying our Baumann Wisconsin Ginseng American ginseng capsules, ginseng whole roots, ginseng slices, and ginseng tea bags, you could enjoy these benefits, reduce your risk of diseases and be healthier.