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Ginseng Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Ginseng Korean
Glycemic Index / Load
Ginseng Korean
Botanical Name
Panax Ginseng, Araliaceae family
Chinese Name
Ren Shen

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Ginseng

If you experience any of the symptoms listed below. Immediately suspend the use of the Herb.
Breast Pain
Menstrual Problem
Breast Pain
Mood Swings
Rashes/ Itching
Nose Bleed
Vaginal bleeding

Note : Taking large doses or prolonged use may lead to mild or severe effects like :
Blurred Vision
Dry Mouth

Who should abstain from it ?
-Not to be used by anyone experiencing an Acute Fever, Sore throat, Tapeworms or Constipation.
-Do not use, if you are taking any anticoagulants. It increases the chances of blood clots.
-Not to be used by Pregnant women. It may trigger Vaginal bleeding
-Patients with a history of breast cancer should not consume the herb.
-Do not consume the Herb, if you are suffering from Auto Immune diseases.
-Bipolar Disorder patients are advised , not to take Ginseng, because it may trigger the mania.
-Avoid giving it to infants and children, as it may be fatal.

-Ginseng Korean may cause a rise in the Blood Pressure. For a person with High Blood Pressure prior discussion with a qualified Healthcare Professional is must before use.
A rise in the Blood Sugar levels is a possibility when taking Ginseng Korean. If you are a Diabetic, discuss with a Doctor before use.
Low Blood Sugar is a possibility even in a healthy individual ( not a diabetic ). Ginseng Korean should be taken with food.
Consult your Doctor before taking Ginseng Korean, if you are sick or suffering from Hypotension
Stop taking Ginseng Korean atleast 7 to 10 days before a scheduled Surgery. The Blood thinning property may cause excessive bleeding during the Surgery.
Ginseng Korean taken with Caffeine may cause Anxiety, Excessive Sweating, Insomnia and or Arrhythmia.

Drug Interaction :
Ginseng Korean may interact with following medications. Discussion with a Doctor is must before use
High Blood Pressure
Calcium Channel blockers
Heart Medications
Blood Thinners
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Note : Radish may reduce the effects of Ginseng. So avoid taking Radish if you are using Ginseng.
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Ginseng Korean is a small perennial plant.
It grows up to 80 Cm.
Korean Ginseng also known as Asian Ginseng belongs to the species Panax.
It is one of the highly regarded herbs and has achieved a sort of mystical stature for being able to provide holistic health.
Panax Ginseng is also called the True Ginseng. The herb truly justifies its name.
As, Panax means “ All Healing”. So this herb is used to heal the body in a holistic manner.
Now a days, chewing Ginseng has become a universal practice by students of schools and colleges in China.

The root is Adaptogenic, Anti aging, Antidepressant and Stimulant . It cures

Blood Conditions
Nervous System Conditions
Cardiovascular Conditions
Female Conditions
Male Conditions
Respiratory Conditions
Immune System Conditions
and the list goes on and on.

Appearance : Ginseng Korean is a rugged, coarse root that looks like a human body with thin arms or legs like shoots.
The flowers of the plant are umbrella shaped and bear red berries. The age of the plant is determined by the wrinkles around the neck of the root. The more the wrinkles, the older the herb is.
Once , the plant has grown for about 4 to 6 years, it then becomes good enough to be used as a medicine.

Habitat : The herb is primarily found on the slopes of thick hardwood forests, also found in swampy or shady mountains of China, Korea.
The plant prefers to be grown in shade, unlike other herbs which need the direct sunshine.
The shade should be mild or it will hamper the growth of the plant.

In TCM :
Red Ginseng : Hong Shen
Ginseng Korean Leaf : Ren Shen Ye
Ginseng Korean Root : Gao Li Shen, Ren Shen
White Ginseng : Bai Ren Shen
White Fibrous Ginseng Root : Bai Ren Shen Xu
Meridians associated : Kidney, Lung and Spleen.

NOTE : If Ginseng is not available you can use Codonopsis as a substitute for Ginseng.
Recommended Dosage : 1-3 g/day.
Discuss it with your health care practitioner before using it.

Antagonistic activity :
Action of Ginseng Korean maybe antidoted, canceled and or may be adversely affected by any of the following herbs :
Trogopterori Faeces
Veratrum Nigrum


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Materia Medica for Ginseng

Ginseng Korean General

Ginseng Korean is an aborigine of Asia. It is associated to the Araliaceae family. The Herb is highly appreciated as an Adaptogen. Even consuming this Herb for a short duration of time, brings about the tremendous results.
It efficiently improves the Mental and Physical ability . It boosts up the accuracy, alertness and learning power. It refines the concentration power and suppresses Insomnia, Stress and Depression.
Used to cure Hemorrhage Disorders.
Helps the person to stop the Drug Abuse or Alcoholism.
Helps the person to cope up with the depression. The herb is a potent Antistress agent.
Acts as a stimulant and stimulates the Nervous System. The chief constituents are Ginsenosides.
The Herb is known to increase the Estrogen level in females and also balances the hormones.
It is widely used as a herbal remedy for Anemia.
It helps to avoid Early Aging. The herb has mental stimulant effect in the aged people and bolsters the memory and cognitive power in the elderly.
It energizes the Body and relieves from Tiredness.
It balances the Blood Pressure and also maintains a healthy Blood sugar level. We can say, the Herb has double-direction action. Like, in case of Hypotension, it increases the Blood Pressure and at the same time, it restores the Blood Pressure to normal, in case of increased Blood Pressure.
It effectively stimulates Hunger Cravings.
It is a good herbal cure for Lung disorders namely Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease.
It refines the Circulation of Blood and fastens the patient's recovery from illness and surgery.
It counteracts Liver complaints.
Other constituents which make this Herb such a classic are : Panax Acid, Panaquilin, Ginsenin, Panacen, Bio-organic Germanium. These constituents not only tonify the Nervous System, but also, the Cardiac Muscles, normalizes Arterial pressure levels, improves General metabolism and Blood vessels.
It arrests Muscular Pain and prevents Over fatigue, improves the endurance to Stress.
It combats Men associated troubles like Sexual Dysfunction and Libido Loss.
Ginseng Korean is highly effective in Premature Ejaculation.
It is beneficial in Hot Flashes during Menses.
It counters Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
It also enhances the Gastrointestinal system, thereby prevents Diarrhea.
The Immunity boosting effect of Ginseng Korean is beneficial in combating Infections. Ginseng Korean raises the number of immune cells in the blood. This reduces the occurrence of diseases like Common Cold and Influenza ( Flu ). Taking 400 mg of Ginseng Korean daily lowers the risk of Cold. If Cold develops, the intensity and duration are reduced.
Free radicals are the substances which cause DNA damage. They are one giving rise to conditions like Heart Problems and Diabetes. The antioxidants found in Ginseng Korean neutralize the free radicals and prevent DNA damage.
It is highly effective in reducing the levels of Cholesterol in blood. It decreases the LDL ( bad ) Cholesterol level and increases the HDL ( good ) Cholesterol.
It maintains a healthy Heart rate and safeguards against Heart problems.
Ginseng Korean improves the Mental Performance. It boosts the thinking and learning ability. It sharpens the Memory and resolves the problem of Poor Concentration. A combination of Ginseng Korean and Ginkgo Biloba is highly effective in treating Mental ailments.
Ginseng Korean benefits the athletic performance. It reduces the reaction time, improves strength and overcomes fatigue. Stress, either Physical or Mental. Ginseng Korean is the remedy for both. It makes the body capable of dealing with Stress. Ginseng Korean should be taken in cycles for improving Physical and Mental health. Take it continuously for 15 to 20 days. Give a break of 20 days. Start taking it again.
It is an aphrodisiac herb which improves the sex drive. It improves the sperm production, sperm count and sperm motility. It counters the erection problem and boosts the Sexual performance. A 900 mg of Ginseng Korean taken 3 times a day for 30 days reduces Erection problem.
Ginseng Korean is a good remedy in ceasing the Cancer Cells. It reduces the occurrence of following Cancers :
Lung Cancer
Liver Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Ginseng Korean eases the condition during Menopause. It regulates the Mood and overcomes the feeling of depression.
Ginseng prepared with Vinegar becomes extremely potent and effective.

Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Brain Problems, Anemia, Aging, Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Problems, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Appetizer, High Cholesterol, Lung Problems, Blood Circulation Problems, Liver Problems, Muscle Pain, Sexual Problems, Premature Ejaculation, Menopause, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal system.
Single Herb

Ginseng Korean for Aging

Take root of Ginseng Korean. Powder the root. Boil one pinch powder in one glass of water. Drink it thrice a week.
OR : Purchase Ginseng Korean extract from the market. Mix one ml in one cup of hot water. Drink it thrice a week.
Attention : Take it only in winters.

GInseng Korean for ADHD

Take one pinch root powder of Ginseng. Mix it in a glass of water. Drink one glass one times a day.

Ginseng Korean for Baldness

Boil a pinch of powdered root of Ginseng Korean in a cup of water. Drink it twice a day and add a pinch powder or extract in your shampoo. It cures your hair problem.

Ginseng Korean for Schizophrenia

Ginseng Korean has neuro protective properties. It cures brain related problems.
Take dried Ginseng Korean. Powder. Store in a bottle. Boil a teaspoon powder with a glass of water for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink it lukewarm 2 to 3 times a day.

Ginseng Korean for Convalescence

Take 2 grams crude powdered extract of Ginseng Korean. Mix it well in a glass of fresh water. Drink this solution for once a day.

Ginseng Korean for Debility

Add 3 to 8 grams root powder of Ginseng Korean in a cup of boiling water. Strain it off. Drink this decoction once a day.

Ginseng Korean for Diabetes

Mix 4 grams Ginseng Korean root powder into a glass of boiling water. Boil it for 5 minutes and then stop heating it. Strain it off. Consume this decoction once a day to get healed from diabetes.

Ginseng Korean for Fatigue

Add 2 grams of dried powder of Ginseng Korean into a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this mixture once a day, it provides relief from stress.

Ginseng Korean for Low Blood Pressure

Mix 3 grams of Ginseng Korean dried powder into a glass of fresh water. Drink this solution for once daily. It maintains your blood pressure.
Note: Consult your health practitioner before use.

Ginseng Korean for Joint Pain

Add 2 grams Ginseng Korean dried powder in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this mixture once a day to get best results.

Ginseng Korean for Obesity

Drink a cup of tea by boiling the dried roots of Ginseng Korean in a cup of water. Strain off this decoction and consume it twice daily to lose your body weight.

Ginseng Korean for Menstrual Disorders

Boil some dry roots of Ginseng Korean in a cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Strain off this decoction. Drink this decoction once or twice daily. It helps in to reduce the symptoms during the menstrual cycle and provides relief to uterine muscles.

Ginseng Korean for Dementia

Take 1 teaspoon of Ginseng Korean extract with one glass of water. Consume it once a day for three months.

Ginseng Korean for Drowsiness

Mix 2 grams of dried Ginseng Korean powder in one glass of lukewarm water. Drink it once a day.

Ginseng Korean for Kidney Cancer

Boil half teaspoon of powdered root of Ginseng Korean in one cup of water. Drink it twice daily.

Ginseng Korean for Myeloma

Have 1 teaspoon of Ginseng Korean extract with half cup of water, once a day.

Ginseng Korean for Nerve Damage

Boil half teaspoon of Ginseng Korean root powder in one cup of water for 10 minutes. Have it, once a day.

Ginseng Korean for Pancreatic Cancer

Drink a cup of tea by boiling half teaspoon of dried Ginseng Korean roots in a cup of water. Strain and consume it twice daily.

Ginseng Korean for Poor Concentration

Prepare a tea, made of half teaspoon of Ginseng Korean root powder and one cup of water. Have it twice daily.

Ginseng Korean for Infertility

Ginseng Korean stimulates the sex hormones in males and aids endurance. It increases the motility and count of sperms in males. However it is recommended to both sexes.
Boil 1 teaspoon of dried Ginseng Korean root and let it boil for 10 min. Drink this tea 2 times in a day.

Ginseng Korean as an Aphrodisiac

Ginseng Korean enhances sexual activity by nourishing the kidneys. It promotes energy, stamina and endurance.
Prepare a decoction, made of dried Ginseng Korean root and one cup of water. Strain and drink it.

Ginseng Korean for Menopause

Have a cup of Ginseng root decoction to get rid of Menopausal symptoms.
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Herbal Treatment For Dry Skin 7

Prepare a paste by mixing 2 to 3 teaspoons of Ginseng Korean dried root powder, a teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) and few drops of Rosewater. Mix them together. Apply a thin layer of this paste to your skin and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water. Repeat this procedure daily to get best results.

Herbal Treatment For Mononucleosis

Take one teaspoon each of Ginseng Korean root powder, Cayenne, Burdock root and Goldenseal root. Boil it in two cups of water till it reduces to half. Strain and let it cool. Drink it twice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 5

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Energy, Stamina and improves overall feeling of well-being. It is the perfect daily Energy supplement.
Ginseng Korean
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Wild Yam
Chinese Liquorice
Goji Berry
White Peony
Cornus Officinalis
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Red Sage
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 1

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful Kidney tonic. It is also useful in increasing low levels of Libido.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Chinese Liquorice
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Black Musli
Dipsacus Fullonum
Morinda Officinalis
Cynomorium Songaricum
Horny Goat Weed
Mondo Grass
Chinese Raspberry
Achyranthes Aspera
Cistanche Deserticola
Goji Berry
Paeonia Suffruticosa
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 2 capsules per day.

Herbal Treatment For Sexual Health 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for male and female Sexual energy. It increases vitality and stamina.
Morinda Officinalis
Dong Quai
Aconitum Carmichaelii
Goji Berry
Garlic Chives
Ginseng Korean
Yam Rhizome
Cornus Officinalis
Cynomorium Songaricum
Cuscuta Chinensis
Horny Goat Weed
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful kidney tonic.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Cuscuta Chinensis
Goji Berry
Zanthoxylum Piperitum
Morinda Officinalis
Cornus Officinalis
Polyporus Umbellatus
Achyranthes Aspera
Yam Rhizome
Horny Goat Weed
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Chinese Knotweed
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Water Plantain
White Peony
Anemone Chinensis
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
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Maria ( South Africa )
28 Jul 2016
Where can I buy herbal treatment for diabetes?
29 Jul 2016
Dear Maria
For Diabetes you may buy the following tinctures form a Homeopathy shop.
1. Gymnema Sylvestre : Take 10 drops 3 times in a day. Take it for 1 month
2. Tribulus Terrestris : Take 10 drops 3 times in a Day.
3. Tinopsora Cordifolia : 5 drops 3 times in a day.
4. Take out fresh bitter gourd juice and soak your feet in that until you get bitter taste on your tongue.
Keep a regular check on your blood sugar. Once the level comes down reduce the doses.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dane ( US )
07 Aug 2016
my doctor advises me to cut the sweets and eat more green because my last blood test revealed that I pre-diabetic. DOES IT MEAN I AM GOING TO BE DIABETIC SOON OR LATER?
Dane ( US )
07 Aug 2016
Are yam and patatoe contribute TO INCREASE THE SUGAR LEVEL IN THE BLOOD?
24 Aug 2016
Yes, these two foods increase blood sugar levels. So it is better to avoid such foods.
Alfred ( Cameroon )
21 Sep 2017
Is sweet potatoe good for diabetics?
09 Apr 2018
can i take korean ginseng together with tongkat ali for erection and sex drive,if i can tell me how much and how many times a day.
Nandan ( India )
30 Oct 2018
Can pregnent women and dialysis patient can have bakson's Homoeovit syrup
Elaine Gardner ( US )
30 Jun 2020
I have Chronic Fatigue due to MS as well as hypothyroidism. (My thyroid was removed due to uncontrollable Graves Disease/hyperthyroidism. My body is not metabolizing the replacement hormone -neither Synthroid, which I no longer take, nor desiccated thyroid, which has helped, but my TSH is still high, proving my body just isn’t metabolizing the replacement. My doctors aren’t doing anything else right now due to COVID). I was also born with just one kidney, which is functioning, but my kidney function isn’t optimal. I take a TCM supplement for strengthening the kidneys.
My TCM practitioner friend in China highly recommended Panax Ginseng (specifically Hong Shen) and he sent me a box of extract vials. HOWEVER, he said I need to make sure it doesn’t affect any other meds I take. I am having trouble finding a list of medicines and/or other supplements that this extract could either increase or decrease The effects of. I’m currently taking a low dose of a beta blocker, a prescription antacid (PPI), Armour Dessicated Thyroid replacement and besides the TCM remedies which he’s already tailored to me and won’t be affected by ginseng, I take Kratom for pain associated with MS (PRN)
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