Ginseng is the most famous Chinese herb, and is the most widely recognized plant used in traditional medicine. Various forms have been used in medicine for more than 7000 years. Several species grow around the world, and though some are preferred for specific benefits, all are considered to have similar properties as an effective general rejuvenator.
Ginseng is found only in the Northern Hemisphere, in North America and in eastern Asia (mostly Korea,northeastern China, and eastern Siberia), typically in cooler climates.
It is native to China, Russia, North Korea, Japan, and some areas of North America. It was first cultivated in the United States in the late 1800's. It is difficult to grow and takes 4-6 years to become mature enough to harvest.
Native North Americans considered it one of their most sacred herbs and add it to many herbal formulas to make them more potent. The roots can live for over 100 years.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is in the same family, but not genus, as true ginseng. Like ginseng, it is considered to be an adaptogenic herb. The active compounds in Siberian ginseng are eleutherosides, not ginsenosides. Instead of a fleshy root, Siberian ginseng has a woody root.
Ginseng extract is typically derived from the root and leaves of this plant. As an herbal supplement, the extract has long been prized for its reputation of having anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant properties. It is also used in the homeopathic treatment of conditions, including depression, stress, low libido, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It contains vitamins A and B-6, which aids in the production of thymic hormones, necessary for the functioning of the defense system. The main active ingredients are saponin triterpenoid glycosides called "ginsenosides".
These steroid-like ingredients provide the adaptogenic properties that enable it to balance and counter the effects of stress. The glycosides appear to act on the adrenal glands, helping to prevent adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid production in response to physical, chemical or biological stress.
Our product is extracted form ginseng, American ginseng and Notoginseng. They all have the active ingredient Ginsenosides, but the assay is different between those different kinds ginseng and different parts used.
1. Studies showed that Ginsenosides can help increase protein synthesis and activity of neurotransmitters in the brain. The plant is used to restore memory, and enhance concentration and cognitive abilities.
2. It is also used to reduce the effects of stress, improve performance, boost energy levels, enhance memory, and stimulate the immune system. It is said to remove both mental and bodily fatigue, treat pulmonary problems, dissolve tumors and reduce the effects of age.
3. The herb helps to maintain excellent body functions, and has been shown to increase energy, stamina, and help the body resist viral infections and environmental toxins. Research has shown specific effects that support the central nervous system, liver function, lung function and circulatory system.
The recommended dosage for Ginseng extract UV80% is 50mg to 100mg per day, depending on the individual’s needs. Some Chinese herbalists recommend up to 100mg of Ginseng extract every day. Ginseng should not be taken with other stimulants (such as coffee, tea or even Guarana) and dosage should be reduced in the case of increased blood pressure (often due to other stimulants whose effects are increased by taking Ginseng). In general, it is recommended to restrict periods of treatment to 2-3 weeks with one week of rest, and Ginseng should never be used for more than 3 consecutive months. Ginseng has a strong tendency to increase the effects of other plants and medicines, which has led to numerous contraindications. Taken on its own without additional substances, the plant remains very safe.
Combination with other plants
Ginseng combines very well with plants such as Maca and Tribulus (lack of sexual energy, libido, sexuality), Rhodiola (endurance, memory, concentration, nervous balance, Ashwagandha (restorative sleep, stress, libido), Royal Jelly (energy, vitality, immunity, general health), Pfaffia Paniculata (nervous balance), Eleutherococcus (sport, endurance), Turmeric (health, general protector, anti-cancer), Garlic (high blood pressure, cardiac problems) and, in exceptional circumstances, Tea and Guarana (lack of concentration, lucidity, lack of wakefulness).