Ginseng

Ginseng, a slow-growing perennial plant consisting of 11 species, belongs to Panax genus of Araliaceae family. The term Ginseng is derived from Chinese term rénshēn. Rén means "Person" and shēn means "plant root"; this refers to the root's characteristic shape, which resembles a person. The genus name Panax means 'all-heal' in Greek, stands for Panacea and is regarded as a plant of vitality. It is a native of East Asia (North-east China, Korea and Eastern Siberia) and North America. Its' properties are similar to 'Ashwagandha' or Indian Ginseng found in the Himalaya. The leaves and roots of the plant are used as food supplement and have medicinal value. Ginseng is nowadays mixed in different ready-made foods and drinks, and hair tonics and cosmetics. Ginseng has long been used traditionally as a medicinal herb and stimulant, while it is consumed at present as a nutritious food supplement too. It is amongst the most extensively and expensively sold herb in the world. It has been produced in capsule form by Holistic Health (Pvt) Ltd.

Benefits

   A general well-being medication and tonic, because it affects many different systems of the body

   Useful for improving concentration, memory and treating mental disorders e.g. depression, stress

   Increases work efficiency, physical stamina, energy and athletic endurance.

   Boosts immune system

   Fights infections in lung as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma

   Treats and prevents cancer (especially breast, ovarian, liver, lung and skin)

   Treats and prevents anemia, platelets problems, bleeding disorders

   Helps treat heart problems

   Effective in treating and preventing diabetes

   Addresses digestive system problems

   Relieves nerve and joint pains

   Helps to slow aging process

   Addresses sexual and reproductive health problems, including pregnancy/birthing and menopause

Active Ingredients

   Macronutrients: Essential Amino Acids, Dietary Fiber and Enzymes;

   Micronutrients: Crude Protein, Calcium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silica, Zinc, and Vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E and K; and

   Phytochemicals: Ginsenosides, Panaxosides, Polysaccharides, Nucleosides, Flavonoids, Adaptogen, Gintonin, Polyacetylene alcohols, Estrogens, Peptides, Fatty Acids and many more …

Note

Acute overdose of Panax ginseng is bleeding and low blood pressure, while mild effects may include dry mouth/lips, irritability, headache, nausea, insomnia, decreased appetite, dizziness and diarrhea. Food supplement expert or medical advice is apt for precautions and dosage since it interacts with some prescription drugs