Ginseng is the plant roots of Panax (genus). There are different varieties of ginseng roots available such as American Ginseng and Asian Ginseng (South China Ginseng, Koran Ginseng). These variations were measured based on the presence of gintonin and ginsenosides in the roots. Ginseng roots of plants took almost 4 years to reach full maturity. After a year of preparation, 4 to 5 crops are needed to be planted before the harvest of the first crop.
Panax ginseng was originated in Asia. As of today, the plant is available in cold regions of Northeast China and the Korean peninsula. In 2000 years ago, the root was used in traditional Chinese medicine. As of records, this ginseng is one of the most grown and cultivated herbs in the world.
Common Names of Ginseng
|English Name||: Ginseng|
|Tamil Name||: ஜின்ஸெங்|
|Telugu Name||: జిన్సెంగ్|
|Malayalam Name||: ഗിംസെന്ഗ്|
|Kannada Name||: ಇನ್ನಿತರ|
|Hindi Name||: जिनसेंग|
Health Benefits of Ginseng Root
Both the varieties of Ginseng such as American and Asian ginseng roots improve energy, reduce blood sugar and bad cholesterol, improves relaxation, reduce stress, treat diabetes, and support sexual dysfunction in men.
As ginseng roots and their extract soothe the nerves and mood, it helps in improving the thinking process and accuracy.
Ginseng is a good source of anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps to reduce inflammation and improves antioxidant activities in skin cells. Ginseng is considered as best herbal medicine for people with eczema.
It also helps to improve brain functions like behavior, memory, and mood. The ginsenosides in the ginseng will help to protect your brain against free radical damages.
Ginseng is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It will act against oxidative stress in the tissues and blood vessels in the penis and helps to the normal function.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties of ginseng will help to reduce the risk of cancer. The ginsenosides in the ginseng will reduce inflammation and promotes normal growth of the cell.
Ginseng is good medicine for fatigue and promotes the energy level of the body. The oligopeptides and polysaccharides in the ginseng will reduce oxidative stress and improves physical energy.
Ginseng is safe to use and does not produce any serious side effects. Anyhow, people who are using this ginseng for diabetes should continuously monitor their blood sugar level and ensure it does not go too low. Some study proves this ginseng has an effect of the anticoagulant drug, so it is not recommended for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Long-term use of ginseng could lower body strength, so you should take it in a 2-3 week cycle with a 1-2 week break.