Ginseng, a plant from traditional Chinese medicine, is perhaps one of the most profitable attributed to him. Know their real properties, different varieties and how you take it.
Benefits and properties of Ginseng
At the root of ginseng are attributed from time immemorial a multitude of benefits and properties, some of them recognized and studied by medical researchers, and other products of the folk tradition. As rated by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (The Comprehensive Data Base Natural Medicines) we can name the effectiveness of this plant, based on scientific studies, as follows:
Panax Ginseng is possibly effective for:
Increase physical and mental performance: stimulates mental and memory functions when a mental and physical exertion is required. Some studies have shown that enhances the ability of the individual states of psychophysical exhaustion, increasing their psychological capacity, reducing tiredness, and act as a general tonic. Due to the effects of improving memory and concentration in student’s ginsenosides, lately they are promoting studies linking their antiamnésicas to treat Alzheimer’s properties, but its results have not been as conclusive as to make a firm recommendation by the moment.
Activate the immune system: Several studies support the effectiveness of ginsenosides in the proliferation of lymphocytes, and is useful in the elderly and patients with depressed immune capacity. Within this field it has also been proven useful to increase the capacity of the defenses against toxic agents such as influenza virus and colds and enhancing the effects of the flu vaccine.
Fight aging: The organism extends the functionality in older people due to its effect on the immune system and memory, improving their quality of life and circulatory activity. It is believed that could influence reducing the risk of angina and cerebral neurons loss.
Protect the cardiovascular system: Administration of a certain amount of Panax ginseng lowers blood pressure and heart rate level, and prevents thrombus formation due to its anti-platelet activity. Also it protects against atherosclerosis.
Increase insulin levels, thanks to the hypoglycemic properties of ginsenosides, the authors of some studies recommend Panax ginseng as an adjunct treatment for diabetes.
Prevent the formation of ulcers caused by stress: Panax ginseng extract antigastrítica and prevents ulcer activity by reducing the production of hydrochloric acid in the digestive tract.
Combat erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Several studies support the use of Panax ginseng orally with some success to treat male impotence.
Panax ginseng is probably ineffective:
Increase performance in athletes, elevate the mood and fight the effects of menopause such as hot flashes.
There are no data to support the efficacy of their use against various cancers such as breast, liver, lung and skin among others. And is also valuable data use against bronchitis, depression, anemia, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.