Used in Asia for centuries, ginseng is a plant with many benefits for our health . Immune system, memory, fight against fatigue and stress, what are the benefits of the root of this plant?
What is ginseng?
Ginseng is a perennial plant growing naturally in Asia. Its name, “ren shen” in Chinese, means “man-shaped root”. Today, Panax Ginseng is mainly grown in Japan, China and Korea.
Its root has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine for its many health benefits. Among the benefits attributed to it, its invigorating action, both on the body and on the mind.
For a very long time, it was reserved for the Emperor and the powerful of China. During the 17th century, it crossed the continents to Europe where it immediately became very popular.
What are the health benefits of ginseng?
Traditional Chinese medicine lends many virtues to this root, modern Western medicine became interested in it very early on. The latter has thus highlighted that it is indeed a natural food supplement with multiple health benefits.
Stimulating effect on the immune system
Various scientific studies have highlighted the stimulating effect of ginseng on the body in general , and more particularly on the immune system. Ginseng therefore allows you to prepare your natural defenses as winter approaches, for example to fight against recurring colds.
The effect of this root in cases of respiratory infection of viral origin has also been demonstrated.
More generally, by stimulating the body and its defenses, ginseng can be recommended as a supplement for everything relating to hypercholesterolemia, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.
Fight against fatigue, lack of energy and stress
If ginseng has an action on the immune system, it is also recommended to combat fatigue, stress or even lack of energy . Thanks to its tonic and energizing properties, it stimulates the body and reduces the feeling of stress.
This dual action supports general well-being by helping to restore physical balance and psychological balance.
Stimulation of brain abilities
Consumed in the form of capsule, powder or decoction, this root has a beneficial effect on the cognitive functions of our brain system. In fact, its consumption helps stimulate short-term memory and promotes intellectual concentration . These two benefits of ginseng are also recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization).
Studies are currently being carried out to try to demonstrate its action on patients suffering from:
- neurovegetative diseases (Alzheimer's disease, etc.);
- cognitive function disorders.
Improvement in erectile dysfunction
Ginseng has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac . Very anchored in the collective imagination, this benefit on male sexual function has never been demonstrated.
On the other hand, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) admits that the consumption of this root contributes to the improvement of erectile dysfunction.
How to benefit from the benefits of ginseng?
Ginseng root owes its active ingredient to its composition rich in amino acids, vitamins (B12, folic acid, C, A, etc.) and trace elements (zinc, potassium, magnesium, etc.).
Whatever its form, consuming ginseng allows you to benefit from its benefits for the body and mind.
However, for a precise and optimal dosage, taking it is much simpler in the form of capsules.
In our Argalys Essentiels range, it is used in the formulation of “ Organic Immuno Tonus ”. This natural food supplement indeed includes ginseng, but also concentrated extracts of acerola and astragalus. This association helps reinforce the stimulating action of ginseng on the body's immune response. It is thus better prepared to face all kinds of external attacks (viruses, bacteria, etc.).
Our Essential supplement to stock up on Ginseng:
Immuno Tonus Bio - 60 capsules