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Ginseng (Panax) Maff Hot

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Written by Maff     October 26, 2007    
 
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Panax ginseng is the most potent of the various forms of ginseng used for medicinal purposes. It is also known by various other names including Chinese ginseng, Korean ginseng and Ren shen. Panax ginseng was traditionally used in China and other Asian countries as a tonic remedy, giving the patient an energy boost and helping them to recover from illness and resist stress. This is still the primary use of the herb which is now used all over the world. Modern scientific research has confirmed the energy enhancing benefits of Panax ginseng as well as demonstrating many other positive effects on the immune system, blood lipids, and adrenal function to name but a few. It is also known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As with most medicinal herbs it can be used raw to make teas or can be bought from health stores in various forms such as tablets, capsules, and tinctures.

 

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I have found panax ginseng to be a very powerful herb with many benefits. As a sufferer of both CFS and depression I found this herb to be beneficial for both conditions, boosting both energy and mood.

I felt more energy on a sustained basis and the benefits increased the longer I took the herb. Panax ginseng also significantly brightened my mood, which combined with the increased energy allowed me to greatly increase my daily activities.

As well as CFS and depression I also have trouble with allergies and chemical sensitivities and panax ginseng noticeably reduced the severity of symptoms triggered by chemicals and other allergens, and the frequency with which symptoms occured.

The only reservation I have about using panax ginseng is that it can sometimes be TOO stimulating which can interfere with sleep. If this occurs you may need to adjust the amount you are taking or the frequency with which you take it. If you can get the dose right this herb is a great help.

I used a capsule form but you can get the herb in numerous other forms from every good health store. Another slight downside is that some of the premium brands can be very expensive but shop around and you will find a good compromise between quality and price.

Overall rating 
 
8.2
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
9.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
7.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
7.0
Would you recommend? 
 
8.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff October 26, 2007
Last updated: July 29, 2009
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A powerful energy booster

I have found panax ginseng to be a very powerful herb with many benefits. As a sufferer of both CFS and depression I found this herb to be beneficial for both conditions, boosting both energy and mood.

I felt more energy on a sustained basis and the benefits increased the longer I took the herb. Panax ginseng also significantly brightened my mood, which combined with the increased energy allowed me to greatly increase my daily activities.

As well as CFS and depression I also have trouble with allergies and chemical sensitivities and panax ginseng noticeably reduced the severity of symptoms triggered by chemicals and other allergens, and the frequency with which symptoms occured.

The only reservation I have about using panax ginseng is that it can sometimes be TOO stimulating which can interfere with sleep. If this occurs you may need to adjust the amount you are taking or the frequency with which you take it. If you can get the dose right this herb is a great help.

I used a capsule form but you can get the herb in numerous other forms from every good health store. Another slight downside is that some of the premium brands can be very expensive but shop around and you will find a good compromise between quality and price.

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