Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)

As an adaptogen, Ginseng increases energy, improves overall health, stimulates immune function, normalizes glucose levels for diabetics. As a tonic, Ginseng is good for antiaging and longevity.

Panax Ginseng is an antiaging adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens maintain homeostasis, increase energy and endurance and enhance sexual performance. They enhance the overall immunity including antibody response, natural killer cell activity and interferon production. It appears they have some anti-tumor effects.

Adaptogenic herbs support all the major systems: nervous system, hormonal system and immune system. By normalizing our bodily functions, adaptogens help maintain the stable internal environment known as homeostasis. In order for our body parts to work efficiently, the concentrations of water, food substances, and oxygen (as well as the conditions of heat and pressure) must remain within certain very narrow limits.

The genus name of ginseng "Panax" is derived from the Greek pan (all) akos (cure), meaning "cure-all". This alone tells you a lot about this herb: no single herb can be considered a panacea but ginseng comes close to it. Ginseng is a tonic herb, or an adaptogen that helps to improve overall health and restore the body to balance, and helps the body to heal by itself. Ginseng has been used for centuries to boost energy, sharpen the mind, reduce stress, treat impotence, and extend life. Other traditional uses include: to enhance the immune system, control blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, and stengthen the cardiovascular system.

By helping body parts remain in balance, adaptogens can help us have more energy and greater health. It will, when the body needs it, be calming and help relieve stress, mental fatigue and weakness. It is beneficial to blood pressure (high or low). An antidote to many toxic drugs and chemicals, protects the body against radiation, helps vision, hearing, reduces irritability, and produces strength to the adrenal glands.

Benefits of Ginseng:

Ginseng is reported to be useful in the treatment of diabetes, anemia, cancer, depression, insomnia, shock, fatigue, hypertension, effects of radiation, effects of morphine and cocaine use, environmental, physical and mental stress, and chronic illness. It acts as a stimulant, promotes endurance, increases life expectancy, relaxes the nervous system, improves mental awareness, encourages proper hormonal functions, improves lipid levels, lowers cholesterol, improves nerve growth, and increases resistance to disease. It acts as an antioxidant and as an autoimmune stimulant with anti-tumor properties.

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs in the United States. In 2000 it accounted for more than $62.5 million in U.S. sales, according to the "ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs" (American Botanical Council), ranking it second in total sales for food, drug and mass market retail stores. More than six million Americans use ginseng regularly, according to Ara DerMarderosian, senior director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Institute at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Give this great herb time to do its balancing of the body, it took awhile to get in trouble, but in a few short weeks you could see a remarkable change in how you look and feel. Take 2 to 3 capsules with 2 meals or as desired.

*Note: Our Ginseng has been tested for ginsenoside content, and is guaranteed to have between 5% and 10% Ginsenosides.

FH-77-5 Korean (Panax) Ginseng 520mg 100 capsules $19.95

The following plants are sometimes referred to as ginseng, but they are different species

Femhealth also sells other adaptogenic herbs: Ashwagandha, Jiao Gu Lan, Siberian Ginseng, and MACA, which is very good for menopausal symptoms - hot flashes, etc.

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Research References for Panax Ginseng:

Ginseng is one of the most extensively studied herbs.

Lancet Oncol 2001 Jan;2(1):49-55 - Panax ginseng--a non-organ-specific cancer preventive ?

Pharmacol Biochem Behav 2002 May;72(1-2):1-6 - Ginseng total saponin potentiates acute U-50,488H-induced analgesia and inhibits tolerance to U-50,488H-induced analgesia in mice

Ann Pharmacother 2002 Mar;36(3):375-9 - Effects of Panax ginseng on quality of life

Arch Pharm Res 2002 Feb;25(1):71-6 - Epidermis proliferative effect of the Panax ginseng ginsenoside Rb2

Arch Pharm Res 2002 Feb;25(1):61-6 - Effect of butanol fraction of Panax ginseng head on gastric lesion and ulcer

Toxicology 2002 Mar 20;172(2):149-56 - Free radical scavenging activity of red ginseng aqueous extracts

Nutr Neurosci 2001;4(5):399-412 - Differential, dose dependent changes in cognitive performance following acute administration of a Ginkgo biloba/Panax ginseng combination to healthy young volunteers

Exp Neurol 2002 Feb;173(2):224-34 - Neuroprotective effects of ginseng total saponin and ginsenosides Rb1 and Rg1 on spinal cord neurons in vitro

J Korean Med Sci 2001 Dec;16 Suppl:S19-27 - Epidemiological study on cancer prevention by ginseng: are all kinds of cancers preventable by ginseng?

J Pharm Pharmacol 2001 Nov;53(11):1515-23 - Immunomodulating activity of CVT-E002, a proprietary extract from North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium)

Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 2001 Nov;130(3):369-77 - Protective effects of Panax ginseng on muscle injury and inflammation after eccentric exercise


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