Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) originated in North Korea and has been used for over 4000 years. It is called ‘the root of life’ because of its energizing properties. In ancient times, ginseng was considered as a panacea or a cure for all types of ailments. Though it has been proven that ginseng cannot remedy all diseases, it has a wide range of benefits that can help protect and fortify the body. In general, it is considered as a stress reducer, normalizer, and energizer.
Health Benefits of Korean Ginseng
Panax ginseng has been traditionally used as a relief for fatigue and stress. When used as a tonic, it can invigorate the person drinking it both physically and mentally. It is classified as an adaptogen, or a substance that helps increase resistance to various types of stress: whether physical or mental: and invigorates the user in a way that is non-specific.
Daily intake can make the body healthier as ginseng balances all body systems. To be effective, however, the root must at least be 6 years old. The older the root gets, the better it is for the user’s health. This is why the price of the root depends on its age. Older roots cost more by the ounce.
Korean ginseng, in particular, is known to reduce stress, lower cholesterol, treat diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels, sharpen the memory, boost energy, relieve fatigue, and cure depression. It is also known to help in the prevention of cancer and arthritis. Simply put, this medicinal herb does a lot for the body.
As an immune system booster, the herb helps prevent diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. When taken at the onset of common colds, the severity and duration of the condition is considerably reduced. Ginseng likewise prevents constriction of the airways and helps relax the lungs. It is thus a good cure for asthma and other similar lung disorders.
For students, taking ginseng while studying or reviewing for a test helps improve memory and concentration. It makes learning new topics an easier task.
Panax ginseng has, for many years, been used to increase sperm count and boost male fertility by activating specific body hormones. Blood circulation is improved and recovery time from various illnesses is shortened.
The herb is also very popular among the elderly as it is believed to help prevent senility. Its energizing and strengthening effects are also crucial in keeping the body active and strong even in the more advanced stages of life.
Uses of Korean Ginseng
- to enhance focus and mental concentration
- to improve the functions of the body’s natural immune system
- to help stimulate and strengthen the central nervous system
- to help manage and control diabetes by lowering the blood sugar levels
- to treat impotence in men
- to prevent or reverse erectile dysfunction (ED)
- to reduce fatigue and stress
- to improve heart activity
- to treat low blood pressure and hypertension
- to treat headaches and lessen mental confusion
- to cure insomnia
- to relieve chest congestion
- to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue syndrome