Ginseng

Common Uses of Ginseng: What Ginseng is Used for

Ginseng
belongs to the genus Panax . In the North
American ginseng grows wild in the hardwood forests of Eastern America.
part of Spain. This is a huge cash crop in these regions, with 90% of the
ginseng grown in Wisconsin. What is ginseng used for? It is a
seen as a panacea that can help improve well-being. Ginseng-based remedies are
very popular in oriental medicine, where herb is used for everything
Cold healing to promote sexual virility.


What is ginseng used for?

Ginseng-based remedies are often found in
health food stores. It can be raw but is usually sold as a drink or capsule.
In Asian markets, it is often found dry. There are many supposed uses for
ginseng, but there is no real medical evidence of its effects. However, ginseng
Remedies are important matters and most studies seem to agree that they can really help.
reduce the incidence and duration of colds.

Depending on where you live, ginseng applications can work in the full range of
from aromatherapy to nutrition and other health treatments. In Asia, the
is often found in

tea, soda, candy, chewing gum, toothpaste and even cigarettes.
In Spain, it is sold mainly as a supplement, promoted by its
properties. Among the benefits that are promoted are

  • Increased cognitive capacity
  • Improvement of the immune system
  • Prevention of respiratory symptoms
  • Improve physical performance
  • Hypotension
  • Protect against stress

More unproven uses of ginseng claim to be effective
by protecting the body from radiation, calms the associated symptoms
abstinence, prevents the blood from thickening and strengthens the adrenal glands.


How to use ginseng

There are no medical recommendations for the use of
ginseng. In fact, the FDA has numerous warnings about health fraud and is
is not a recognized medication. However, it is approved as a foodstuff and
The Institute of Health published a favourable report in 2001 indicating that the plant
have antioxidant properties.

Most users take it as a complement, generally
dried and crushed into a capsule. The publications on alternative medicine recommend 1
to 2 grams of root powder 3 or 4 times a day. Its use is recommended
just for a few weeks. Side effects include :

  • irritability
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • bleeding
  • skin sensitivity
  • diarrhea
  • delirium
  • convulsions and seizures (extremely high doses)


Tips for harvesting wild ginseng

As always, when looking for food, check with your local forest.
to make sure the place where you harvest is legal. You
you will find ginseng in shady places with broad-leafed leaves
prominent. The soil will be humus-rich and moderately moist. Ginseng should be
harvested only when he is old enough.

Ideally, the plant should have reached the 4-point stage
growth where it has had time to sow. This is indicated by the number of leaves
which are compounds. American ginseng reaches the 4-peak stage in 4 to 7 years.
on average.

Carefully dig around the base of the plant so that the fine hairs are not too thick.
in the roots are not damaged. Harvest only what you can use and leave enough for your own use.
mature plants to produce seeds.

Warning : The
The content of this article is for educational and gardening purposes only. Before
use or ingest ANY herb or plant for medicinal or other purposes,
please consult a doctor, herbalist or other appropriate professional
…for advice.

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