The chances are that you will have heard of Ginseng at some point, but you might not be entirely familiar with what it is, how to use it and, most importantly, its benefits. The root is only founde in cooler climates around Nоrth Amеriса and Eastern Asia and can now be found in products from teas and liquors to energy drinks and supplements. You can also buy the root itself from health stores or markets, dried or fresh. So why should you be taking it?
A cure for the common cold?
This is probably what it is best known for – battling colds! Taking it once you have caught a cold is one way of dealing with it, but as a daily supplement, you can reduce the chances of you getting a cold in the first place, and make it so that those you do catch are not as bad as they might be.
A great supplement for diabetics
As the root can lower blood sugar, it should only be taken if you do not have hуроglусеmiа, AKA low blood sugar to start with. If, however, your blood sugar is typically too high, Ginseng root can even reduce the amount of insulin you may need daily in a safe way,
A natural way to lower high blood pressure
Ingesting Ginseng is safe for the majority of people with high blood pressure, and it can help to reduce the need for daily blood pressure medications. Of course, if you have unusually low blood pressure, it is best to avoid the root, or at least limit it as you don’t want it going even lower!
Boost your endurance and concentration
The reason that Ginseng is regularly found in energy drinks is its ability to help improve your focus and strengthen your endurance. If you are studying for a test or training for an endurance-based activity, you should include some Ginseng into your diet to help you perform even better.
Making menopause bearable
If you are of menopausal age or think that it is just around the corner, you can take Ginseng as a daily supplement to help ease the effects of it, including the emotional mood swings and general discomfort that can make it such a difficult time.
It helps in the bedroom
If you look way back in history, Ginseng root has been used for male erectile dysfunction, helping men to become aroused easier and for this arousal to last for longer periods of time. It has also been purported as an aphrodisiac for both males and females – not quite as sensual as oysters or chocolate, but it works!
And the rest!
Ginseng is an anti-inflammatory, and as such can help ease chronic pain and reduce swelling, so it’s good to keep on hand. There are studies that show it can assist in the treatment of specific types of cancer and heart disease and some people even report it to help with depression and panic attacks.
There are not really a whole load of severe side effects that are reported with taking Ginseng, although if you are already taking medicines or have a serious health condition, it is always best to check with your doctor. Some common complaints that have been linked to Ginseng do include hеаdасhеѕ, раin оr tеndеrnеѕѕ in thе brеаѕtѕ, nоѕе bleeds, stomach issues and of course, as mentioned, low blood pressure and sugar. If you do experience any of these or any other side effects, please do speak to a professional, otherwise, enjoy these amazing benefits of this wonder root!