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The root is the part you want. White flowers, red fruit, 4-5 leaves. The most famous adaptogen of all herbs. Taking it for several months to a year is far more effective than short term doses. Used for cardiovascular disorders like heart attack, heart disease, lowers high blood pressure. Inhibits growth of liver cancer cells, helps amino acids become protein. Good for anyone drinking alcohol with a damaged stomach lining, because it has polysaccharides that protect against alcohol induced gastric ulcers. Hormone balancer and aphrodisiac for both men and women. Only herb to clinically test as a plant source of testosterone. Increases sperm count. Like viagra, ginseng enhances nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which regulates muscle tone of blood vessels that control flow to the penis, leading to stronger erection for impotent men, and cardiovascular performance for sports and bodybuilding. Supports adrenal and prostate functions. Leaves can be used also, but root is most powerful. Taking too much over time can lead to overstimulation. Do not take if pregnant or high blood pressure. Women One of the top herbs for stress. Helps normalize hormones, especially those that guard against breast cancer, endometriosis and hormone-driven problems. It exerts an estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa, to prevent thinning of vaginal walls after menopause, and the associated discomfort during intercourse. It’s an aphrodisiac, helps cardiovascular system, has an insulin-like effect for sugar removal, anti-aging, wrinkles, stimulates killer cell activity, good for viruses, HIV, helps detox radiation, heavy metals, pollution, good for depression, insomnia, mental clarity, memory, alertness, learning ability, Alzheimer’s. Needs to be taken long term for noticeable effects.
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In addition to defining the value of wild American ginseng, the article identified where ginseng is reportedly harvested; illustrated the spatial distribution of the wild harvest; demonstrated the clear relationships between hardwood forests of eastern U.
To reduce the bitter taste of American ginseng, the investigators developed samples with vanilla extract and sucralose, a zero-calorie artificial sweetener.
We have previously demonstrated prevention of glucoseinduced increased vasoactive factors and ECM protein production in the endothelial cells by American ginseng extract (Sen et al.
This preliminary study has identified robust working-memory enhancement following the administration of American ginseng.
The mechanisms of action seem to differ but are, nevertheless, complementary: while American ginseng over the long term appears to improve diabetes control through increasing after-meal insulin levels, Korean Red ginseng increases insulin sensitivity, both of which are crucially important for management of diabetes.
Lafitau strenuously refuted the possibility that American ginseng was related to the similarly human-shaped mandrake root, which since antiquity had been associated with witchcraft, evil spells, and superpowers.
CV Technologies of Edmonton, Alberta, has isolated an extract from American ginseng (not the more common Asian variety) that it markets as Cold-fx.
Other herbs that aide in glucose utilization are Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia), American ginseng, eleuthero, gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum), and even garlic and onions.
United Plant Savers, a nonprofit educational organization, has put many popular species such as American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), echinacea (Echinacea ssp) and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) on its list of critically threatened medicinal plants.
Reductions in postprandial glycemia were seen in patients with type 2 diabetes who were given American ginseng supplements in two preliminary studies.
The company exports American ginseng to China as well as manufactures and processes America ginseng products in China.
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