The Ginseng is the common name of Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius : are species native to Asia Araliacee of (the first), Canada and the United States (the second). The roots contain a complex mixture of saponins, called ginsenosides and panaxosides.
What is Ginseng used for?
Experimental studies have shown that Ginseng has different pharmacological properties , even if their clinical significance is still being studied: the effects most attributed to Ginseng are the improvement of natural resistance and the recovery capacity of the organism , in addition to stimulation mental activities and abilities. Several studies have, in fact, highlighted that Ginseng improves alertness , the state of psycho-physical well-being and increases the feeling of well-being, alleviating tiredness. In addition, it improves the ability of calculation, logical deduction and attention.
How is Ginseng taken?
Ginseng is sold in different forms: it is possible to find it in the form of tablets, chewable tablets, herbal teas, granules for oral solution .
Side effects on the use of Ginseng
Side effects from Ginseng have been highlighted in case of substance abuse:
- head or neck pain
- digestive disorders
There are side effects even if you take Ginseng simultaneously with neurostimulant substances .
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Ginseng
It is good to avoid the use of Ginseng in case of ascertained hypersensitivity towards one or more components, and in subjects with serious psychiatric diseases . Taking Ginseng can reduce blood glucose levels : therefore, diabetic patients should consult their doctor before taking the substance