Ginseng (PanaxQuinquefolius L)
American ginseng (Panaxquinquefolius L) is a herb plant in the ivy family. It is native to eastern North America, though it is also cultivated in China. Due to its beneficial properties it has been extensively investigated for decades and has widely been used as an important ingredient in chines traditional medication. Nowadays, it is one of the most commonly applied medical herbs worldwide.
American ginseng is found in full shade environments mainly in the deciduous forests underneath hardwoods.
Influence of Ginseng on human health
Influence of ginseng on human health has been extensively investigated and tested over decades. Currently, it is one of the most commonly applied medical herbs all over the world. It has reported profitable for the function of nerves, cardiovascular, and immune system. The extended research has reported availability of anti-cancer and antimicrobial agents in ginseng.
Researchers suggest that the following health benefits are linked to ginseng:
Increased energy- According to an leading online medical journal, Medical News Today-Ginseng may help stimulate physical and mental activity in people who feel weak and tired. One exclusive study over cancer patients revealed that ginseng showed good results in helping cancer patients with fatigue.
Sharper cognitive function- Ginseng may improve thinking processes and cognition. Research published in The Cochrane Library examined the accuracy of this claim.The study says that ginseng seems to demonstrate benefits for cognition, behavior, and quality of life
Treatment of erectile dysfunction- Men may take ginseng to treat erectile dysfunction.A 2002 Korean study revealed that 60 percent of men who took ginseng noticed an improvement in their symptoms. Research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology also claimed to provide "evidence for the effectiveness of red ginseng in the treatment of erectile dysfunction."
Flu prevention- Research on the effects of ginseng on mice suggests a possibleeffective link between ginseng and the treatment and prevention of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).Findings suggested that red ginseng extract could improve the survival of human lung epithelial cells infected with the influenza virus.