Eleuthero Root (Ginseng)

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Eleuthero Root, also known as Ginseng, is recognized as an essential for Chinese Medicine cabinets, used as a tonic that was believed to replenish energy. The root of Asian ginseng contains chemical components called ginsenosides (or panaxosides), a powerful chemical used to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments.  Today, Asian ginseng is used as a dietary supplement to improve general well-being, physical stamina (perfect for athletes), and concentration; stimulate immune function; slow the aging process; and relieve various health problems such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and menopausal hot flashes. Ginseng provides a natural wood flavor.

Benefits of Ginseng:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects-ginseng has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce oxidative stress and increase enzymatic activity. It can reduce the inflammation of nerves and improve the motor function recovery after a spinal cord injury.

  • Improves Cognitive Ability-Ginseng stimulates cognitive abilities and neural activity that can be difficult to achieve in older ages. Also, the antioxidants prevent the accumulation of plaque and free radicals in the brain, effectively preventing the onset of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders.

  • Helps Treat Erectile Dysfunction- Ginseng may improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction by decreasing oxidative stress in tissues and enhancing blood flow in penile muscles. Furthermore, the herb also enhances testosterone hormone secretion in men.

  • Boosts Immune System-Ginseng’s anti-allergic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties work as a defense mechanism against various microbial and bacterial infection. In fact, the herb enhances the effect of vaccinations against diseases like influenza, hepatitis C virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and rotavirus.

  • Increased Energy-Ginseng has been shown to help fight fatigue and promote energy. Some components in ginseng, like polysaccharides and oligopeptides, with lower oxidative stress and higher energy production in cells, which could help fight fatigue
  • Lowers Blood Sugar Levels- Ginseng, particularly fermented red ginseng, may help increase insulin production, enhance blood sugar uptake in cells and provide antioxidant protection.

     

For More Information:

7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginseng

10 Impressive Benefits of Ginseng

“Ginseng has been used in the Orient for several thousand years as an ‘adaptogenic’ as well as a ‘restorative’ agent. It has been used to treat nervous disorders, anaemia, wakefulness, dyspnoea, forgetfulness and confusion, prolonged thirst, decreased libido, chronic fatigue, angina and nausea.” Source: Cite as Evaluation of the Ergogenic Properties of Ginseng

“In traditional Chinese medicine, Asian ginseng was used as a tonic that was believed to replenish energy. Today, Asian ginseng is used as a dietary supplement to improve general well-being, physical stamina, and concentration; stimulate immune function; slow the aging process; and relieve various health problems such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and menopausal hot flashes.” Source: Asian Ginseng

Preparation Steps

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1 tsp per 8 oz
8 oz
212F
3-5 minutes

Related Resource:

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2084007

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