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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

| August 23, 2017 | 14 Comments

 

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

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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.

            Relieves Stress

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.

 

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

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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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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. DebH says:

    Thanks for sharing; I wasn’t aware of all of these benefits of ginseng!

  2. Calvin F. says:

    Drinking ginseng tea regularly. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Another very interesting post, I had no idea that taking ginseng was sooo beneficial.

  4. kristen visser says:

    oo fights against aging and helps with menstrual cramps! I never use ginseng in anything but definitely sounds like something I could use

  5. Carole D says:

    I heard great things about ginseng, I keep forgetting to buy it. I want to add it to my smoothies!

  6. sarah says:

    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.

  7. Shirley says:

    Great benefits to taking ginseng- I never knew it helped with hair loss.

  8. AD says:

    I use it for the period around my menstrual cycle (no pun intended) and it works wonderfully.

  9. jan says:

    All great reasons for me to start looking into this! Thanks.

  10. HEIDI C. says:

    I have issues with four of these health concerns so I will have to look into trying ginseng to see if it will help.

  11. Kristi says:

    I know that Ginseng is good for so many things, I’ve thought about taking it.

  12. loriag says:

    I have taken Ginseng before, but I didn’t know all the good things you have shared.

  13. Erin N says:

    I was just advised to try taking Ginseng. Thank you for this – I had no idea it was stress relieving! That is a bonus 🙂

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