Ginseng is one of the most recognised medicinal plants that seems to benefit just about every system in the body in one way or another. It appears to have a wide range of restorative effects from fighting fatigue to increasing life expectancy. Ginseng has also been known to fight all types of cancer by impeding tumour growth and even relieves cancer-related fatigue.
Evidence-based health benefits of ginseng include the following:
Improves Immune System
Ginseng may strengthen the immune system in people with cancer which could result in a lower recurrence of symptoms.
Fights Fatigue and Reduces Stress
Ginseng is said to have the ability to boost energy and relieve both mental and physical stress. It is also believed to offer improvement in cancer-related fatigue and related symptoms such as pain, loss of appetite and sleep disturbances.
Ginseng contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
Boosts Brain Function
Ginseng may better cognitive function, memory and even mood.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Ginseng seems to be beneficial in the control of blood glucose in people both with and without diabetes.
Prevents Cold and Flu
Ginseng contains certain polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system and could reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Treats Erectile Dysfunction
Ginseng may help restore normal function by decreasing oxidative stress in tissues and enhancing blood flow in penile muscles.
8 Proven Health Benefits of Ginseng, Arlene Semeco, MS, RD, February 28, 2018
Remarkable Ginseng Research Backs Herb’s Reputation, Kathleen Jade, ND, February 7, 2014