6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng
Whether you prefer Asian, American or Canadian ginseng, using it as part of your health regimen is beneficial to both your mind and body. These are just a few of the great health benefits of ginseng.
Helps Manage Diabetes
Ginseng has been shown to lower fasting blood sugar levels as well as after-eating levels. It helps the body to regulate the absorption of glucose, which prevents sudden increases or decreases in blood sugar. This makes ginseng consumption a factor in both preventing diabetes and keeping sudden changes to blood sugar levels from being so dangerous.
Consuming ginseng, in one form or another, has the number of positive effects on the nervous system. It boosts metabolism and generally leads to an increase in energy levels. It also lowers the levels of stress hormones in your body. All of this combined leaves you feeling less anxious and in an overall better mood.
Fights the Effects of Aging
Ginseng is popularly used as an antioxidant. Ingesting it can help to prevent diseases like heart disease and even certain types of cancer. Ginseng’s antioxidant properties also help it maintain a healthy brain as you get older. This, in turn, helps to prevent the onset of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Curbs Hunger Cravings
Ginseng is excellent at helping you lose weight due to the fact that the combination of chemicals within ginseng suppresses feelings of hunger. Because of this, ginseng is often used as part of a weight loss treatment, either in the form of tea or powder.
Soothes Menstrual Cramps
Not only is ginseng an anti-inflammatory, it’s also soothing. This makes it an effective natural remedy for menstrual cramps and stomach pains. It’s stress reducing properties mean that it also helps with the mood swings that are commonly associated with menstruation.
Promotes Healthy Hair
Ginseng is packed with carbohydrates which aid in fighting the effects of male pattern baldness. To combat the issue, simply make a ginseng paste and apply it directly to the scalp. This helps to reduce dandruff and prevent hair loss in one fell swoop.
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Thanks for sharing; I wasn’t aware of all of these benefits of ginseng!
Drinking ginseng tea regularly. 🙂
Another very interesting post, I had no idea that taking ginseng was sooo beneficial.
oo fights against aging and helps with menstrual cramps! I never use ginseng in anything but definitely sounds like something I could use
I heard great things about ginseng, I keep forgetting to buy it. I want to add it to my smoothies!
I had no idea ginseng had these kind of health benefits. I like that it will help keep my hair healthy and help with stress relief.
Great benefits to taking ginseng- I never knew it helped with hair loss.
I use it for the period around my menstrual cycle (no pun intended) and it works wonderfully.
Good to know! Thanks for sharing!
All great reasons for me to start looking into this! Thanks.
I have issues with four of these health concerns so I will have to look into trying ginseng to see if it will help.
I know that Ginseng is good for so many things, I’ve thought about taking it.
I have taken Ginseng before, but I didn’t know all the good things you have shared.
I was just advised to try taking Ginseng. Thank you for this – I had no idea it was stress relieving! That is a bonus 🙂
so many benefits, I had no idea
Some great benefits – gingeng
Now that is a long list of benefits I could really use!!!
I never knew all of these benefits of ginseng. Thanks for sharing.
I did not know all of the benefits of ginseng. Thanks for keeping me informed.
I did not know all of this about ginseng. I did not know it promotes healthy hair.
this is very interesting ginseng has a lot of benefits I will have to start using
Hmmm I had no idea. What’s the best way to take it?
You can get some fresh for cooking or at a drug store/health food store in the vitamins section.