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GINSENG : THE IMMUNITY BOOSTER

February 12 2021

GINSENG : THE IMMUNITY BOOSTER

GINSENG : THE IMMUNITY BOOSTER

Ginseng ( root of Panax ginseng belonging to the family of Araliaceae ) is a well known medicinal herb which is used for a wide variety of medicinal purposes including; Diabetes, sexual dysfunction in men, Hypercholesterolaemia, insomnia, bleeding disorders, nerve pain, fever, anemia, painful joints and as an immunomodulator. 

Ginseng reduces stress levels in both males and females, hence people who regularly consume this herb are easily able to withstand physical and emotional stress. 

Some common names of Ginseng include; Panax Asiactic Ginseng, Ginseng root, Chinese Ginseng and Pannag Ninjin. 


Let’s look at some historical information related to this herb : 

The first ever description of Ginseng was made in Chui zhang, the Chinese Creation Story. It has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,000 years in countries like; Korea, Japan and China. According to Chinese medicine the root of this herb helps to reduce fever, strengthens the kidney, supports the lungs, strengthens the heart and resolves the issue of blocked mucous. The plant was associated with ancient deity since it resembles the human form. People used to believe that the spirit of the mountain had sent them his son in the form of a human like root to save them and only the worthy people would find the yellow root. Panax Ginseng was first evaluated in 1710 (Japan), 1760 (Korea) and 1900 (China). Today, Ginseng is a widely used herb in Asia. Followed by this, the herb was used by various others like; in Europe, U.S. and Germany. 

Ginseng is derived from the word “Panacea”, the Greek Goddess of healing. It is composed of the following words “pan” meaning everything and “akos” meaning healing, (Chinese word) “ging” meaning human beings and (Chinese word) “shen” meaning bitter fleshy root .

Habitat of Panax Ginseng : 

It is native to (but not restricted) to mountain forests of Eastern Asia and grows in an area which extends from Nepal to Manchuria. The plant is cultivated in areas such as; Japan, Ukraine, China, Korea and Manchuria. The cultivation needs care and caution. One year after sowing the seeds on soil (dry clay), strong shoots plants out in the plantation where ginseng is now grown for at least 10-15 years to prevent rotting of the roots. The plant needs to be protected from pests and harmful uv rays. The harvestation takes place in autumn. 

Phytoconstituents :

Ginseng contains (tetracyclic triterpenoid saponins) called Ginsenosides, polyphenols, acidic polysaccharides, glucosides, essential oils containing polyacetylenes, nitrogen containing compounds and protopanaxadiol. 

Classes of Ginseng :

Includes White Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Red Ginseng, Fresh Ginseng and Wild Ginseng. 

Uses of Ginseng :

It can be used 

• As an anti-inflammatory (due to the combined effects of ginsenosides which boosts immunity and also provides anti-inflammatory effects).

• To improve health of women (American Ginseng tea helps to provide relief in menstrual cramps, stomach pain and oestrogen production in females.).

• Aids in Weight loss (because of its appetite suppressant effects which aids in weight management. )

• Heart tonic (Red Ginseng offers this benefit as it decreases oxidation of LDL cholesterol and promotes blood flow.)

• Immunity Booster

• Reduces stress levels

• And others like; insomnia, bleeding disorders, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes, joint pain and fever. 


    How does Ginseng affect our body?

    It is an Actoprotective meaning those preparations which increases the stability of the body against any kind of physical load without increasing the oxygen consumption. These agents increase both mental but physical capacity as well which differentiates these agents from adaptogens. 

    It contains steroidal phytoconstituents “Ginsenosides” which are believed to counter the negative effects of stress on our body. Ginsenosides increase the synthesis of proteins and action of neurotransmitters in the brain. Moreover they act on the adrenal glands and increase production of corticosteroids which help to reduce stress levels.  

    They increase the blood circulation which helps to improve cognition and other mental abilities. 

    Apart from these steroidal agents Ginseng also contains; proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, alkaloids, alkaloids and various other components. All these agents play the major role to mediate its activity. 

    According to a research, Ginseng increased the physical work capacity in exhaustion time of swimming in mice which is believed to be due to the presence of saponins which helped to increase  aerobic endurance in non trained rats. 

    From human studies on healthy individuals (experiencing fatigue) Ginseng preparations showed anti-fatigue properties.

    Ginseng is referred to as “The King of the Herbs”. It improves behaviour and quality of life.

    We can summarize the benefits of Panax Ginseng with a simple manner :

    G  (generated energy)         

    I  (boosts immunity)   

    N (normalize menstruation) 

    S  (blood flow stimulation)

    E  (enhancement of libido)

    N  (no stress)

    G  (guards from aging)


    So, where to find this supplement to incorporate in your diet?

    Alvizia Healthcare provides just the right thing called “TRIPLE GINSENG” - 100 Tablets; these capsules are containing (Siberian, American and Korean) Ginseng. 

    This product is Gluten Free and NON-GMO. It is manufactured in a GMP approved facility and the company has FSSAI and ISO certified. 

    This combination is standardized to provide 5% of ginsenosides with each intake.

    This product is tested properly in the lab and a certificate of analysis can be found on the listing of the product. 

    This product is safe for consumption and all the used ingredients are FSSAI approved and added within the safe limit. Although consume it after your doctor’s consultation. 

    This product improves the thinking, concentration, physical endurance, controls blood glucose levels and symptoms related to menopause. It increases blood flow and oxygenation to cells and tissues. 

    Each serving of this product provides : 

    0.224 kcal of energy, 0.056 g of carbohydrates, Korean Ginseng (400 mg), Siberian Ginseng (200 mg) , and American Ginseng (200 mg).  

    While storage the tablets should be stored in air tight containers to avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture (recommended to keep the product in the original bottle itself). Keep it in a cool and dry place.


    This article is the sole opinion of the author and Alvizia Healthcare holds no responsibility for the content. *

    Tagged: Men-Health, Tablets, Triple-Ginseng, Workout-Support

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