SIBERIAN GINSENG (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Parts used

Root

Properties

Adaptogen, alterative aphrodisiac, stimulant, stomachic

Primary nutrients

Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, silicon, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, tin, vitamins A, B12 & E

Ginseng Root, Powder (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Ginseng Root, Powder (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Ginseng is one of the oldest and most beneficial herbs in the world. It is probably the most popular herb used in traditional medicine. Proponents of the “Doctrine of Signatures,” a centuries-old theory about the divine indication of uses for plants, felt that because of the root’s shape, resembling a human figure, it could heal any disorder in the body.

Ginseng has often been referred to as an adaptogen herb. It helps normalize and adjust the body, restoring and regulating natural immune response. The word adaptogen is derived from the Greek work, adapto, to adjust, and the suffix gen, producing. It helps produce adjustments as needed in the body. This function is done without side effects or harm to the body. Ginseng, as an adaptogen, has been used to help normalize blood pressure, whether high or low. It helps increase or slow output to restore equilibrium. Adaptogens help modify the effects of environmental and internal stresses from various sources such as chemical pollutants, radiation, some poisons, weather, temperature changes, poor diet and exercise, and emotional stress. It is used for many ailments and even thought of as a universal cure-all that promotes longevity in general.

Research has shown that the roots are effective against bronchitis and heart disease; help moderate the effects of a high-cholesterol diet, and protect cells from radiation damage. When damage does occur from radiation exposure, Ginseng is thought to speed the healing process.

Hypoglycemic activity has been reported, which may be beneficial for diabetics. It is interesting to note that Ginseng increases serum cortisol levels in nondiabetics, yet it reduces serum cortisol levels in diabetics.

Ginseng is highly recommended alone or in combinations for male and female health.

Primary Applications

Age spots
Appetite loss
Asthma
Blood pressure, high
Depression
Endurance, lack of
Fatigue
Fevers
Hemorrhage
Hormone imbalance
Sexual stimulant
Stress

Secondary Applications

Aging
Anemia
Bleeding
Blood diseases
Bronchitis
Cancer
Concentration, lack of
Gastric disorders
Indigestion
Inflammation
Impotence
Insomnia
Liver disorders
Lung disorders
Menopausal symptoms
Menstrual symptoms
Radiation, effects of
Ulcers
Vitality, lack of

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