Ginseng

Ginseng

Undergrowth vegetation (needs natural or artificial shade) - Likes acidic (pH 6.3 to 6.8) and light (sandy or humus rich) soil to be able to easily develop its roots. Loses its leaves and stem, and lies dormant in autumn. Its vegetation recovers from the terminal bud as the weather starts to warm up in the spring. It takes four to seven years of growth to reach its optimal content of medicinal compounds.

Latin name

Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer

Origin

North East Asia.

Used part

The root.

Active components

Saponins (ginsenosides): have a modulating effect on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and are therefore responsible for its adaptogenic effect.

Polysaccharides: responsible for the immunostimulant properties.

Usage

When purchasing ginseng, it is important to take care because there are numerous different varieties that do not all have the same properties and there are even plants that falsely bear the name “ginseng”. Traditional popular medicine has all sorts of uses for the root, ranging from stimulating action through to aphrodisiac effects. From the name “panax” which means a panacea or a cure-all remedy, it can be deduced that ginseng is effectively a plant with numerous applications. Studies demonstrate that ginseng is rich in antioxidants and therefore has a cellular protective effect. 1-3 The plant helps to maintain optimal condition, vitality and energy. As such, it can be used to combat fatigue, stress and during convalescence. 4-11 Ginseng supports cognitive reactivity and contributes to the optimisation of memory and concentration. 12-20 Moreover, it also stimulates the functions of the immune system. 21-24

Bibliographical references

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