Nutrition and DietGinseng: properties and benefits

Ginseng: properties and benefits

Properties of ginseng, a food with useful medicinal benefits in case of cholesterol, which also provides essential nutrients for our body.

Ginseng is a lively plant that has some recognition in China, in which, due to its aphrodisiac and toning properties and benefits, it is highly valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in phytotherapy itself.

In ancient China, its use was reserved solely and exclusively for the emperor and the great feudal lords. However, centuries later (specifically from the eighteenth century), in the West it was experimented with great success, knowing some of its most important benefits.

It has some very important active substances, called ginsenosides, in addition to others such as vitamins of group B, essential oil, vitamin C and amino acids, to highlight a few.

Not surprisingly, various investigations have confirmed that ginseng has both a  revitalizing and tonic action, which translates into an improvement in both intellectual and physical state, being recommended for young people and older people.

It is able to lower the level of cholesterol (including triglycerides), and blood sugar.

Most important ginseng benefits

  • Ideal for young people in times of study and older people.
  • Lowers high cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Useful in case of mental exhaustion when the person feels anxiety, depression or insomnia.
  • Helps to raise low blood pressure (hypotension).
  • Lowers high cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Lowers blood sugar level.
  • It acts as a sexual stimulant.
  • Stimulates the appetite.

Ginseng nutritional values

  • Substances called ginsenosides.
  • Vitamins of group B, vitamin C, amino acids and essential oil.

Ginseng contraindications

  • It is not advisable for women to abuse ginseng, due to its estrogen content.
  • Not recommended in pregnant women or children.
  • It is not recommended in people with hypertension due to its vasoconstrictor.

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