Asian Ginseng: Health Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage And More

Asian Ginseng
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About Asian Ginseng

Panax ginseng is a plant and it is mainly popular due to its root. Because people do use the root to make medicine. Panax ginseng is something that should never be confused with American ginseng, Siberian ginseng, and also Panax pseudoginseng. This is because each of them are very different from the other. Panax ginseng, also called Asian ginseng is used for a number of health reasons, and these health reasons are all about better concentration, improving* thinking and memory, work efficiency, physical stamina, and also athletic endurance. Some people even utilize this ginseng to help them cope with stress and a tonic to enhance* wellbeing overall.

Origin Of Asian Ginseng

Panax ginseng comes from the Mountains of China and in China. Back in 1976, there was a 400-year-old root of Manchurian ginseng that was unearthed in the Mountains of China. This 400-year-old root sold for a whopping $10,000 per ounce. Some people do consider the age of the Panax ginseng root to be very important. Because it is said, the older it is in chronological age, the more potent it will be in delivering the health benefits that many do seek to get from the root itself.

Health Benefits Of Asian Ginseng?

This root is most available in dried form. This root can be either whole or sliced. The leaf of the ginseng can also be used for health rewards, but it is not as highly prized, as is the root itself. Folk medicine does give a lot of health attributes to both American ginseng and Asian ginseng. There is great oral use to both of these types of ginseng and these benefits are tied to being an aphrodisiac, stimulant, type 2 diabetes treatment, and also an alleged cure* for sexual dysfunction in men. Ginseng may also be included as an ingredient in energy drinks or herbal teas. One example is called ginseng coffee. Ginseng may also be found in hair tonics and cosmetic preparations. It is also said to be helpful for many health conditions such as epilepsy, hepatitis, immune function, stress, menopause, the list goes on.

Health Benefits Of Asian Ginseng

Side Effects Of Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng or Panax ginseng is said to be possibly safe, if it is taken by mouth, as well as, applied to the skin as part of a multi-type ingredient product like SS Cream. Panax ginseng may not be safe, if it is taken longer than a period of 6 months, which would not be encouraged to do. The potential side effects can be insomnia for one, which is a common side effect, and it is something that is disputed. Some of the other side effects do include nausea, headaches, diarrhea, nosebleeds, pains in the breasts, low blood pressure and high blood pressure, and increased heart rate. Some other side effects can be loss of appetite, itching, rash, dizziness, mood changes, and vaginal bleeding.

Recommended Doses And Timing For Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng is not something you can just take on your own and in your own dosage. There are directions for each type of dosage and this dosage is specifically dependent on what you are using it for overall. This means that if you are using it, as a treatment for diabetes 2 specifically, then the dosage should be one of 200 mg daily. If Asian ginseng is being used to treat* erectile dysfunction. The dosage that should be used should be 900 mg of it, three times each day. Therefore, the kind of reason or issue, you are using it for from the get go will have a defined dosage amount. Just use that dosage amount only or ask your heatlhcare professional for advice on dosage as treatment or what not. You don’t want to mildly or grossly overdose on this supplement, as there are key symptoms and side effects, which do follow both a mild or large overdose. Be careful with using this supplement.

Use Of The Asian Ginseng In Supplements

As was previously stated and will be again. Asian ginseng or Panax ginseng is used for a wide range of health benefits. Because it does possess some awesome health benefits naturally. Asian ginseng will be used in many health supplements for this and that. Therefore, these health supplements may range, as far as categories do go and for what they are overall. Asian ginseng may be used in a broad number of sexual arousal and erectile dysfunction supplements. This form of ginseng may also be available in supplements for athletic performance, endurance, and muscle strength supplements. The very same can be said about just from a good health supplement aspect and also one to reduce* stress as well.

Asian Ginseng Interactions

All health supplements may have interactions. Asian ginseng is no different. It does have its interactions with certain things. Therefore, it is good to know, just a bit about what it does interact with in a not so good way for people to be aware of overall. Asian ginseng has been known to have adverse drug reactions with warfarin and phenelzine. It can also lead to the induction of mania in those who mix it with antidepressants. Alcohol and caffeine don’t mix well with it either. Furosemide (Lasix) is also known to interact with it to. The very same can be said about insulin as well.

Conclusion

Asian ginseng is indeed an awesome and very natural supplement that has lots of good benefits attached to it. However, just like anything, it is best to ask your healthcare provider more about it if you are unsure about using it.

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