Panax ginseng is a slow growing perennial plant in the genus Panax; family Araliaceae. Panax ginseng is said to have a number of health benefits as a home remedy, herbal medicine, holistic health product, naturopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and natural medicine. Panax ginseng is native to some countries in the Northern Hemisphere such as Korea, China, Serbia, North America, and Vietnam.
Other names for Panax ginseng include: Asian Ginseng, Chinese Red Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, Radix Alba, Japanese Ginseng, Korean Ginseng, Korean Red Ginseng, Hong Shen, Korean White Ginseng, P. quinquefolicus, and Renxian.
People often produce natural medicines from the root of Panax ginseng. Panax ginseng is often taken as an herbal dietary supplement or holistic homeopathic medicine in several different forms. It can be taken raw (fresh ginseng); it can be taken as white ginseng which is basically fresh ginseng that has been air dried in the sun; it can be taken in the form of red ginseng which is basically ginseng that has been boiled or steamed; and finally It can be taken in the form of sun ginseng which is basically raw ginseng that has been heat processed a higher temperatures than red ginseng.
Health Benefits of Panax Ginseng
There is said to be a wide range of medical purposes of panax ginseng as an herbal medicine, or home remedy. Panax ginseng is said to be a naturopathic medicine to boost mental performance and improve mental attributes such as concentration and memory. It is also been purported as being a natural athletic enhancer that boosts one’s endurance and stamina.
Like a lot of herbal dietary supplements, panax ginseng is well known for being used as a natural tonic to improve overall health and well-being. In addition, panax ginseng could also possibly be a naturopathic remedy for ailments such as depression; chronic fatigue syndrome; poor immune system; a type of lung condition named cystic fibrosis; and may even be effective in treating some forms of cancer such as liver, lung, cvarian and skin cancer.
Even more diseases that panax ginseng supposedly cures are: anemia, diabetes, fever, asthma, gastritis, and symptoms related to a hangover. Some people also use panax ginseng as a herbal remedy or natural medicine for appetite loss, intestinal conditions, insomnia, pain in the joints, migraine, conditions related to pregnancy, vomiting, fibromyalgia, pain in the nerves, dizziness, convulsions, and conditions related to menopause such as hot flashes.
Panax ginseng has also been noted as being effective with age-related health issues and in general taken as an anti-aging medicine or supplement.
It has also been taken topically as a natural medicine to prevent premature ejaculation and for the natural treatment of erectile dysfunction.
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