|Definition:||Used for generations by the Chinese, ginseng was taken to
increase life span as well as wisdom. Considered a tonic herb, ginseng
has captured the interest of the scientific community and has been
found to lower cholesterol, boost cardiovascular function, prevent blood
clots, increase stamina and protect cells from radiation. Continuing
research on ginseng is currently underway.
|Applications:||Aging, drug withdrawal, depression, diabetes, colds,
hypertension, radiation protection, impotence, lung disorders, prostate
gland disease, compromised immunity and sexual dysfunction.|
|Scientific Updates:||A study published in The American Journal of
Chinese Medicine reported that ginseng can moderate the effects of a
high-cholesterol diet in both rates and humans.103 Clinical testing has
found that ginseng can prevent cellular damage from radiation
exposure.104 Ginseng can increase sperm count, lower blood sugar and
help to treat alcoholism.