Asian Ginseng is a health supplement that is commonly prescribed for the treatment/ management of various ailments and medical conditions such as cold and flu, heart complications, Type 2 Diabetes, physical and mental stress, erectile dysfunction, infertility, certain types of cancer and discomfort caused by menopause.
The supplement is quite similar to the Panax quinquefoliate (American) and Panax ginseng (Asian) because of similar chemical composition. Today, the supplement is commonly referred to as an adaptogen, i.e. a substance which enables the body to cope with physical or mental stress in better ways. It’s therefore used to enhance mental health as well as physical endurance.
Asian Ginseng supplement is usually obtained from the Ginseng plant, a plant with gnarled roots which resembles a human body with strong shots for legs and arms. The plant also has leaves which grow in a circular manner around a straight stem.The supplement has been used for thousands of years to treat flu, make the heart healthier, manage type 2 Diabetes, improve mental performance, enhance physical endurance, reduce stress levels and boost sexual performance.
- Composition/ Ingredients:-
The supplement usually contains two main active ingredients:
Other Ingredients are:
- Volatile Oil
- Polysaccharide fraction DPG 32
- B Vitamins
- Instructions & Dosage:-
The supplement is usually taken in combination with other nutrients or herbs. According to experts, it should be taken in regular cycles, i.e. every day for two or three weeks (consecutively), breaking for a similar period and then taking them again for two/three weeks.
- Available Forms:-
Asian Ginseng is available in the shape of capsules, powder, and water, alcohol or water-alcohol extracts.
- Benefits of The Supplement:-
Asian Ginseng has a broad range of profits. Some of them are explained below:
- Cold & Flu:-
According to medical experts, the supplement plays a significant role in boosting the immune system, thus enabling the body to fight off viral infections such as cold and flu.
- Makes the Heart Healthier:-
Asian Ginseng has anti-oxidation properties. These antioxidants help the body to get rid of free radicals which have the tendency of damaging DNA. Additionally, it decreases levels of bad cholesterol while simultaneously increasing levels of good (HDL) cholesterol.
- Management of Type 2 Diabetes:-
Active ingredients in the supplement (such as ginsenosides) lower blood-sugar levels. It’s, therefore, ideal for use by people who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes.
- Improves Mental Performance:-
Research studies have established that Asian Ginseng increases mental activity. Individuals who consume the supplement claim that it makes them feel more alert. Additionally, it significantly enhances their capacities to learn, think, memorize and remember things.
- Enhances Physical Endurance:-
Scientific studies have been conducted on both animals and people, and findings from these studies have enabled scientists to discover that the supplement enhances physical strength and endurance, and also improves reaction time and agility.
- Reduces Stress Levels:-
Asian Ginseng helps the body to deal with both mental and physical stress. People who consistently consume it are therefore able to enjoy their sleep, sexual activities and life in general.
- Boosts Sexual Performance:-
The supplement plays the important roles of increasing quality and quantity of sperms, enhances sexual activity/performance, increases sex drive and also treats erectile dysfunction. The supplement has been used for thousands of years in the ways mentioned above.
- Possible Side Effects:-
Ingestion of Asian Ginseng may cause side effects if instructions for use are not adequately followed. The supplement may cause one or more of the following side effects; high blood pressure, vaginal bleeding, insomnia, breast pain, restlessness, nose bleeding and anxiety. Other side effects that may result from the use of Asian Ginseng include; euphoria, mild headache, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Interaction with Other Drugs:-
According to medical experts, Asian Ginseng may severely interact with the following; ACE inhibitors (drugs that are taken to control blood pressure e.g. Captivator), Furosemide, blood pressure and heart medications/ calcium channel blockers, morphine, anti-platelets and anticoagulants/ blood thinners, Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitors, caffeine, insulin and other drugs taken to manage Diabetes, stimulants as well as immunosuppressant.