Ginseng is a perennial herb that has been used for medical purposes for centuries in China. The plant contains two main phytochemicals – ginsenosides and gintonin. The two substances complement each other to ensure their action.
Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Some laboratory tests show that ginseng extract suppresses inflammation and enhances the antioxidant capacity of cells.
It strengthens brain activity . Ginseng can improve brain functions such as memory, concentration, mood. Laboratory tests and tests show that ginsenosides protect the brain from the harmful effects of free radicals.
There are many studies on the effect of ginseng. In one of these, between 30 healthy volunteers who took 200 mg of ginseng extract for four weeks. At the end of the experiment, they showed improvement in brain work, communication and mood.
Another study, conducted in Alzheimer’s patients, showed significant improvement in brain function and behavior after four weeks of ginseng’s daily intake.
It has an effect on erectile dysfunction. The ginseng components protect the blood vessels and tissues from oxidative stress in the penis and thus preserve its normal function.
Ginseng may promote the production of nitric oxide, a compound that improves muscle relaxation and the blood filling of the blood vessels.
It strengthens the immune system . The daily intake of 200 mg ginseng boosts the immune response in healthy patients. It can also be used for recovery after long-term illness by taking it in larger quantities.
Fights fatigue and increases energy . Studies link some components to ginseng, such as polysaccharides and oligopeptides, with a reduction in oxidative stress in cells and increased energy production, which definitely reduces fatigue.
A one-month study conducted with a number of people with chronic fatigue syndrome shows that regular intake of 1-2 g of ginseng extract improves cognitive function, patients experience less fatigue (physical and mental), improving mood.
It can reduce blood sugar levels . Ginseng appears to have a favorable effect on blood glucose levels in both diabetics and healthy people. It strengthens the work of the pancreas and strengthens the production of insulin.