Over many centuries, and till today ginseng is as an important component of Chinese traditional medicine (TCM), and has since been widely recognised as a miracle herb world wide. Ginseng is well recognised by TCM with the following health benefits**:
- Increase stamina and energy
Ginseng is well regarded by many athletics and sportsmen as an energy provider and stamina enhancer. A Mayo Clinic study revealed that ginseng showed good results in helping cancer patients with fatigue.
- Improve cognitive function
Ginseng may improve thinking ability and cognition and protection against age-related mental decline and dementia. For generations, Ginseng has been consumed regularly as an herbal tonic by Chinese families during school examinations and events requiring high mental alertness and stamina.
- Anti-inflammatory effects
Ginseng has seven ginsenosides compounds which may have immune-suppressive effects, according to results of experiments which were published in the Journal of Translational Medicine.
- Cancer prevention
A few population studies in Asia have linked the herb's consumption to a lower risk of cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers found that Ginseng improved survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- Erectile dysfunction
A 2002 Korean study revealed that 60 percent of men who took ginseng noticed an improvement in their symptoms. In addition, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
- Improved immunity system
Research published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine has suggested a possible link between ginseng and the treatment and prevention of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This study was conducted in mice and found that red ginseng extract improved the survival of human lung epithelial cells infected with influenza virus.
The above serves only as dietary guidance and not health claims. At this point in time there is insufficient conclusive scientific evidence to support the above health benefits.