Korean ginseng is a known medicinal herb that has the ability to cleanse toxins in our body. The famous Korean Ginseng is also known as Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Asiatic Ginger, Chinese Ginseng and Shen Tsao.
Just in case you are not yet familiar with Korean Ginseng, it is a long lasting herb has the height of 60 to 80 cm long. Typically, Korean Ginseng’s root is flesh in color. Korean Ginseng root tastes sweet but is savory bitter. It got an oval dark green leaves, with a red stem and has small berries. This herb can be seen growing on the moist and shaded mountainsides of China, Korea and Russia. Its roots have a humanlike shape and because of this, Korean Ginseng is often called as Jin-Chen in China, which means “like a man”. A six-year-old root contains around .7 to 3 percent ginsenoside.
The useful part or the only part that is being used in a Korean Ginseng is the root. It can be of different form like the powder, cut and dried, and the liquid. All of them are made of Korean Ginseng root. Korean Ginseng also has various phytochemicals like panaxans, ginsenosides, saponins, vanillic acid, and salicylates.
With the chemical mentioned that the Korean Ginseng contains, the main ingredient of it are the ginsenosides. A steroid-like phytochemical that has adaptogenic properties that allows the Korean Ginseng encounter stress. The glycosides the ones acting on the adrenal glands that help prevent adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid production in response to stress. On the other hand, Ginsenosides enhances protein synthesis and activity of neurotransmitters in the brain.
In addition, Korean Ginseng also stimulates the formation of blood vessel and improves blood circulation in the brain. Therefore, Korean Ginseng has the ability to enhance memory and cognitive abilities. Moreover, it is also used for the cure of diabetes, migraine, infections, and it acts as radiation and chemotherapy protection. Korean Ginseng also helps to aid sleeping disorder and help increase appetite.
The ever-famous Korean Ginseng works best for athletes, body builders that are in search of a natural alternative to anabolic steroid, and to active people because it contains steroids like panaxtriol, which is similar to anabolic steroid that can be found naturally in our body. Not only those active men are using the Korean Ginseng because of its steroid content, but also Korean Ginseng is also good in the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, which made the Korean Ginseng also ideal for women.
The word panax in Korean Ginseng came from the Greek word panacea that means all healing. With its ability to heal almost all kinds of disease, Korean Ginseng is the most used herb in China, which eventually already for 7000 years. The Korean Ginseng is known and used not only in China because, people from the Western countries are already convinced by its health benefits and healing power. What is nicer about the Korean Ginseng is that, the ginseng plant has the ability to live for over 100 years, which a great news for a useful plant as the Korean Ginseng.
By: Amit Bravo
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