Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a plant of the Araliaceae family and is frequently used in traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese folk medicine. The active constituents of ginseng are steroidal saponins. Studies have shown that ginseng improves stamina and enhances the immune system. There are three types of ginseng, American, Asian and Siberian ginseng each with different health properties.
Ginseng Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits
Ginseng health properties include anti-cancer, antioxidant, immune system booster, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, adaptogenic, tonic, human growth hormone stimulant, and radiation side effects protector.
Ginseng is commonly used for heart diseases, memory loss, schizophrenia, panic attack, menopause symptoms, human growth hormone (HGH) deficiency, low blood pressure (hypotension), perimenopause, drug abuse, erectile dysfunction (ED), lung cancer, and depression.
Ginseng is also used for stress, sexually transmitted diseases, paranoid personality disorder, low libido (diminished sex drive), overweight, leukemia, mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, diabetes, osteomyelitis, antisocial personality disorder, celiac disease (gluten intolerance), warts, andropause, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emphysema, schizoid personality disorder, and hepatitis C.
Ginseng Nutritional Information
Ginseng Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Sodium 155 mg
Total Carbohydrate 79.7 g
Dietary Fiber 20 g
Sugars 20 g
Calcium 260 mg
Iron 230 mg