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Ginseng: Benefits of Panax Ginseng | Where to Buy Panax Ginseng Extract

Updated on July 17, 2011

When it comes to health and naturopathy, the name of ginseng comes in the golden letters because of its many benefits and healing properties for the mind and body. Ginseng not only treats medical ailments but it also helpful in increased nutrition of various parts of our body. Ginseng is also called as panax ginseng and is scientifically known as Aralia ginseng Mey, American ginseng is known as Panax quinquefolius. Panax ginseng has been used in Chinese Medicine for 1000s of years.

Root of ginseng is known as flower of life and is characterized by its general shape which resembles a human being. There are a lot of benefits of panax ginseng root and its name itself defines it as a remedy for all medical ailments. Etymologically Panax comes from the Greek work pan or all and axos or medicine, so the meaning of work Panax is "cure of all". The Chinese ginseng contains many stimulating properties that preserve youthfulness.

Origin and Distribution of Ginseng

Ginseng originated from the mountainous areas of eastern Asia, especially Korea, but is now cultivated in Japan, China, Bulgaria, and eastern Russia. Ginseng grows in cold forest with sandy-clayey and moist soil which is rich in minerals. Ginseng is rarely found in the wild forests.

Panax Ginseng - Root - Extract
Panax Ginseng - Root - Extract

Benefits of Panax Ginseng

  • Panax ginseng for memory and nervous system: It is a nervous system stimulant and brain tonic with antihypnotic properties. Ginseng increase brain activity, improves concentration, and enhances memory.
  • Panax ginseng for energy and motor system: Ginseng is energizing and revitalizing. Ginseng improves physical performance.
  • Panax ginseng for diabetes and endocrine system: Ginseng is antidiabetic and adaptogen. Ginseng regulates bodily function.
  • Panax ginseng for circulatory system: It treats disorders related to cholesterol and anemia.
  • Panax ginseng for immune system: Ginseng helps in combating infection and boosting the immune system. Ginseng helps in achieving high levels of immunity.
  • Panax ginseng for impotence and reproductive System: Ginseng is a natural aphrodisiac, increases sexual desire, and enhances potency.
  • Panax ginseng for erectile dysfunction: Ginseng helps in treatment of erectile dysfunction and increases orgasm time.
  • Panax ginseng for weight loss: Ginseng helps in weight loss.
  • Panax ginseng for skin: Ginseng root extract is used in natural skin care products because ginseng contains many structural substances and vitamins that maintain elasticity, vitality, and regeneration capacity of our skin cells.

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Caution for ginseng extract and capsules:

Do not use panax ginseng extract or capsules in pregnancy, during lactation, on infants or young children plus in cases of insomnia.


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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much ocbill and for your expert review and comments on panax ginseng.

    • profile image 8 years ago

      fascinating hub. Thanks (again!) Soni.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Great information. Panax ginseng is sometimes hard to find in stores but they offer the other one.