Ginseng

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) has been valued in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. Ginseng can be found in several different forms. Although it is a native to China, it is also cultivated in Japan, Russia, and Korea. A form, Panax quinquefolius can be found growing in the United States. There is also a form referred to as Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Korean Ginseng.

The active ingredients in Ginseng are a set of compounds called ginsenoside. These complex chemicals have a variety of effects, ranging from stimulation of the nervous system to reduction of blood sugar levels. The herb also has an antioxidant effect, stimulates the immune system, thins the blood, and reduces bad cholesterol levels.

Ginseng is traditionally used as an energizer or for fatigue. It has been found to improve abstract thinking, speed up reaction time, and boost resistance to viral infections. In Chinese medicine, it is also considered a remedy for digestive problems, vomiting, and bloody sputum, although its effectiveness for these purposes remains unverified.

Food Sources Orally, ginseng is well tolerated although some people did report side effects. The most common side effect was insomnia.

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Betterwoman 5.00 (2 reviews) 31% off retail $27.51 Interceuticals
Betterwoman 40 Capsules
40 Servings
Bright Energy 30% off retail $11.90 Rainbow Light
Bright Energy 30 VegiCaps
30 Servings
Chinese Panax Ginseng Tea 10% off retail $7.22 Prince of Peace
Chinese Panax Ginseng Tea 20 Bags
Chinese Red Ginseng 8gr 50C 45% off retail $5.20 Prince of Peace
Chinese Red Ginseng 8gr 50C
Complete Menopause System 5.00 (1 reviews) 30% off retail $17.50 Rainbow Light
Complete Menopause System 60 Tablets
30 Servings
Decaf Green with Ginseng 33% off retail $2.69 Triple Leaf Tea
Decaf Green with Ginseng 20 Bags
20 Servings
Energy Vitality Phyto-Caps 39% off retail $18.19 Gaia Herbs
Energy Vitality Phyto-Caps 60 Capsules
20 Servings
For Men Only Formula 48% off retail $6.75 Only Natural
For Men Only Formula 30 Tablets
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For Men Only Formula 49% off retail $15.49 Only Natural
For Men Only Formula 90 Tablets
45 Servings
For Men Only II 51% off retail $8.39 Only Natural
For Men Only II 30 Tablets
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For Men Only II 51% off retail $13.83 Only Natural
For Men Only II 60 Tablets
Ginkgo Decaf Green 26% off retail $2.94 Triple Leaf Tea
Ginkgo Decaf Green 20 Bags
20 Servings
Ginseng & Royal Jelly 30X10cc 25% off retail $16.37 Imperial Elixir Ginseng
Ginseng & Royal Jelly 30X10cc 3.40 Ounces
30 Servings
Ginseng (Panax) 10 grain 648 mg 49% off retail $13.22 Source Naturals
Ginseng 10 grain 648 mg 50 Tablets
25 Servings
Ginseng For Women $18.95 Imperial Elixir Ginseng
Ginseng For Women 100 Capsules
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Cautions Orally, ginseng is well tolerated although some people did report side effects. The most common side effect was insomnia.