Ginseng refers to eleven different varieties of a short, slow-growing plant with fleshy roots. Ginseng is believed to restore and enhance wellbeing. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies. The herbs consist of a light-colored, forked-shaped root, a relatively long stalk, and green leaves with an oval shape.
Both American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) and Asian ginseng (P. Ginseng) are believed to boost energy, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes, and manage sexual dysfunction in men.
Researchers suggest that the following health benefits are linked to ginseng:
Increased energy >> Ginseng may help stimulate physical and mental activity in people who feel weak and tired. One study revealed that ginseng showed good results in helping cancer patients with fatigue. However, the energy-boosting effects of ginseng were only seen in people currently undergoing treatment.
Sharper cognitive function >> Ginseng may improve thinking processes and cognition. The study says that ginseng seems to demonstrate benefits for cognition, behavior, and quality of life.