Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng or Chinese ginseng, is a slow growing, fleshy medicinal root. While there are many other types of ginseng--American ginseng, Siberian ginseng, or Panax pseudoginseng--Panax ginseng is not to be confused with them.
Panax ginseng has been used as a traditional folk medicine for nearly two thousand years and has played a role as an aphrodisiac, stimulant, and even a cure for sexual dysfunction in men. The root is most often available dried and either whole or sliced. Ginseng leaf is sometimes used medications as well but is not as highly sought after as the root. It is most often available in dried form.
This species of Ginseng is used in manufacturing and is used to make cosmetics and soaps. It is available in small doses in certain energy drinks or tisanes, like ginseng coffee, for example. It can even be found as ginseng supplements if you prefer to skip to the real deal itself.
How does it benefit the body?
Panax Ginseng contains many important and substances called ginsenosides or panaxosides. While Ginsenosides are still under basic and clinical research in order to discover their full potential for use as a medicine, much research has been done on the health benefits of ginseng and has shown varying results. One such study showed that taking Siberian Ginseng daily can increase the number of white blood cells and another showed herpes simplex virus 2 reductions of nearly 50%.
Because it can benefit many different systems in the body, Panax Ginseng is often referred to as a ?general well-being medication'. It is often used in Western medicine in small doses as a stimulant to make people more active, while Traditional Chinese Medicine uses larger doses to make people calmer and to treat problems with the heart and blood vessels.
How much Panax Ginseng do I need?
According to scientific research, the correct doses for Panax Ginseng are as follows:
- Type 2 diabetes: 200 mg each day
- Erectile dysfunction: 900 mg three times a day
Applied to the skin:
Premature ejaculation: Cream (SS-Cream) containing Panax Ginseng and other ingredients should be applied to the glans penis 1 hour before intercourse and washed off before intercourse.
Panax ginseng roots are noted for their ability to improve thinking, concentration, memory, physical stamina, work efficiency, and athletic endurance. Other noteworthy benefits of Panax Ginseng are for the treatment of:
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- low immune system
- cystic fibrosis
- breast cancer
- ovarian cancer
- lung cancer
- skin cancer
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)