Ginseng is one of nature’s “cure-all” plants and has been used for a wide variety of mental and physical conditions for over 5,000 years.
When you go shopping for a ginseng supplement, it’s likely you’ll come across Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Siberian ginseng is not a true ginseng, it’s more like a cousin – in the same family, but not the same genus (Panax).
Both Asian and American Ginseng are believed to provide energy, lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and treat diabetes.
Ginseng tea also provides benefits including a reduced risk of developing cancer, relief from menstrual problems, reduction in obesity, improvement of digestive disorders, and a boosted immune system, as well as improving signs of mental distress, asthma, and arthritis.
When you go to buy ginseng you’ll find lots of option. There are ginseng supplements in the form of capsules, tablets, powders, and liquid extracts. There are ginseng tea bags and loose bulk tea. You can also buy dried ginseng roots either whole or pre-sliced.
If you don’t mind the taste you can gnaw on dried slices. If you are taking ginseng supplements, the general dosage is 200 to 400 mg daily. The higher 400mg dose is usually needed to provide maximum benefits for brain function.
I love Ginseng as a pre-workout or even in the mornings, every now and then, as a fresh, clean tasting herb to give me a boost!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!