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Ginseng has been studied for its many health benefits, most of them affects human stamina and mental health...

Ginseng can help you live a full sense of well being while keeping your physical strength on in its fullest...

In this blog I dedicate to provide you with various aspects that cover Ginseng properties but not in complicated medical vocabularies, I try to provide the information in the most easy and comprehensible style...

Please enjoy your stay and explore... :)

What Compounds That Make Ginseng So Powerful ?

There are many types of Ginseng and all of them have different properties. Let's take for an example The Siberian Ginseng.

Although it is considered as an adaptogen, it's not really the family of Ginseng, it has woody roots rather than fleshy.

Most ginseng types contain ginsenosides but the Siberian one contains eleutherosides instead.
By the way ginsenosides are compounds that are believed to be the active properties that are responsible for ginseng's efficacy.

Eleutherosides are triterperpenoid saponins which are derived from different adaptogen than Ginseng.

As opposed to Panax quinquefolius and Panax Ginseng which both are true ginsengs, the real name of this herb is Eleutherococcus senticosus. The name Siberian Ginseng is used as a marketing trick.

Siberian Ginseng Root and Gotu Kola 350mg - 100 - Capsule 

Panax quinquefolius is usually called American ginseng, in Traditional Chinese Medicine community they name it Huaqishen.
It's a true ginseng which however contains less ginsenosides Rg1 than panax ginseng.

The huaqishen may help to improve spatial learning and perform estrogen-like activity in the body. 

Prince Of Peace - American Ginseng, 20 bags 

Panax herbs (Panax Ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, etc) contain other forms of ginsenosides, such as: 
Ginsenoside Rb1 :
The largest concentration of this substance can be found in American Ginseng.

This compound is considered to have positive effects to reproductive system.

Rb1 is believed to have the ability to improve the production of testosterone and show good effects to testicles.

The way Rb1 increases testosterone is by stimulating the luteinizing hormone.

More importantly, Rb1 helps to reduce the angiogenesis activity. Angiogenesis is a process which builds new blood vessels, uncontrolled angiogenesis may lead to the development of malignant tumor cells from the dormant ones. 

Imperial Elixir American Ginseng, 100 Capsules (Pack of 2) 

Ginsenoside Rc :
This substance exhibits sedative properties. According to a breast cancer study, the researchers found that such compound inhibited breast cancer cells growth. Thus, the ginsenoside Rc may be used for treating or preventing breast cancer disease.

More studies revealed that such compound from ginseng may increase the sperm's motility. They generated this conclusion based on the experiment where the motility of sperm increased in a significant way in a solution of ginsenoside Rc. 

Hsu's Ginseng 130.4, Half Short XL Cultivated American Roots 4oz 

Ginsenoside Rf:
This compound can only be found in panax ginseng. The Rf compound shows an analgesic effect by generating inhibitory effect on the Ca2+ neural channels inside the brain.

However there are more researches need to be done in order to explain how the effects work. 

Chinese Red Ginseng - 100 - Capsule 

Ginsenoside Re:
The ginsenoside exhibits powerful antioxidant properties and shows ability to minimize resistance to insulin. This is likely to be the reason ginseng is used for treating Type 2 diabetes.
Currently, there are ongoing researches being conducted to observe these useful compounds of ginseng along with the other 10 or even more compounds of ginseng.

It's hard to trace and observe the effects of ginseng since its compounds work through many different approaches, and the scientists find it hard to isolate one.

Let's take calcium channels in the brain as an example. There are more than one ginsenoside that affect these channels, and it's hard to find out the role of each ginsenoside that contribute to these effects.

Imperial Elixir Red Ginseng Slices, With Honey, 0.7 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 10) 

1 lb. asian White Ginseng Powder

Learn How Ginseng May Affect Your Sexual Harmony

Ginseng can increase harmony of husband and wife. It has been proven to enhance sexual performance of male.
There are several substances in Ginseng that can increase the activity of certain sexual hormones.

These properties of ginseng enable men to carry out their responsibilities as husbands thus increasing the sexual harmony of the couples.

For patients suffering from infertility problems, Russian doctors recommend ginseng to help to cure the issues.

For women, ginseng is found to be effective in increasing regular menstrual cycle.

Generally, ginseng has anti-aging effects to the body. It works by maintaining a healthy blood flow.

Frontier Bulk Ginseng, Korean White Root Powder, 1/2 lb. package 

Beside that, ginseng is also a powerful herb for preventing heart disease and restoring vitality from fatigue.

The application of ginseng as herb for treating Arthritis can be traced back to the early Shang Dynasty. At that time people use such herb to minimize pain in joints which is the symptoms of arthritis.
Finally we may conclude that ginseng can be consumed regularly as supplemental herb without many side effects as long as you take it according to the allowed dosage.

Ginseng Root Powder 16oz (Korean White) 

Before making decision, it's best to first consult your doctor or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners.

Ginseng White American Root Powder - 1 lb,(Frontier)

Ginseng and Diabetes

Ginseng has the ability of curing diabetes due to its effectiveness in creating healthy, balanced, and clean metabolic system.

Basically diabetes is a disease that is caused by unbalanced blood sugar.
When the body suffers from low sugar level due to lack of glucose regulated by insulin hormone, Ginseng can help to improve the sugar level.

On the other hand, if the sugar level increases significantly, ginseng can help to lower it.

As we've seen above, ginseng works as a glucose regulator in the body by maintaining the level of glucose to a balanced rate.

However, you can't use the herb as a substitute for drugs. It should only be used as a supplemental food in treating diabetes. And remember always consult with your doctor first before making decision.

Hsu's Ginseng 111.4, Short Large Cultivated American Roots 4oz

Korean Red Ginseng Root (6yr 300g)

Ginseng Root Powder 16oz (Korean White)

Ginseng and Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments like drugs and radiation therapy may produce negative side effects to the body. This is where the role of Ginseng comes into play.

According to researchers from Russia and Korea, the patients who take ginseng with prescribed dosage were able to sustain the increased level of anti-cancer drugs usage.

The studies of ginseng showed that the positive effects are regulated from its bioactive substances like saponins, peptides, fatty acids, polyacetylenes, polysaccharides, and of course ginsenoids.
According to Chinese Medicine Journal, ginsenoids exhibit anti-tumor behaviors like inducing apoptosis, anti-invasion, anti-proliferation, and anti-metastasis, and also anti-angiogenesis.

The ability to Induce apoptosis is the ability to stimulate the death of the tumor.

While metastasis is the process that enables tumor to spread from its base location to other parts of the body. 

1 lb. asian White Ginseng Powder 

Ginsenosides can help to control the metastasis process of tumor cells thus limiting tumor aggressiveness.
The herb can inhibit lung metastasis and minimize a great number of tumors in breast, gastric, melanoma and lung cancers.

Apparently, there's only one way to cure cancer, it is by controlling cancer cells' metastasis ability and kill those tumor cells.

In Ginseng you can find several substances that may induce ovarian and prostrate cancer cells to death. They also induce cell death in lung adenocarcinoma cells.

Chinese Red Ginseng Powder - Panax gramsinseng, 1 lb,(Starwest Botanicals)

According to research, Ginseng combats cancer cells by inducing tumor cell death.