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Orbs Ginseng (Ginseng)

Bottle With Pipette, 10 Ml (SKU 4189)

Panax ginseng is one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient, where it has gained an almost magical reputation for being able to promote health, general body vigour and also to prolong life.  The root is adaptogen, alterative, carminative, demulcent, emetic, expectorant, stimulant and tonic. It both stimulates and relaxes the nervous system, encourages the secretion of hormones, improves stamina, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels and increases resistance to disease. 

Packed in Miron Glass bottles with pipette dropper, containing 10 ml.



Panax ginseng is one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient, where it has gained an almost magical reputation for being able to promote health, general body vigour and also to prolong life.  It has been employed in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and in more recent times its use has spread to the west. It is the root of Ginseng that is utilised for its curtative properties.  It has a sweetly aromatic flavour and is characterized by the presence of ginsenosides. 

The root is adaptogen, alterative, carminative, demulcent, emetic, expectorant, stimulant and tonic. It both stimulates and relaxes the nervous system, encourages the secretion of hormones, improves stamina, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels and increases resistance to disease. It is used internally in the treatment of debility associated with old age or illness, lack of appetite, insomnia, stress, shock and chronic illness(7).

It has been listed by many as useful in the treatment of anemia, cancer, depression, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia, shock, effects of radiation, effects of morphine and cocaine use, environmental, physical and mental stress, and chronic illness. It has been said to act as a stimulant, promote endurance, increase life expectancy, relax the nervous system, improve mental awareness, encourage proper hormonal functions, improve lipid levels, lower cholesterol, improve nerve growth, and increase resistance to disease. A combination of Panax ginseng and Ginkgo biloba has been seen to improve memory function(6).

Other names: Panax ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Asian ginseng

Panax ginseng has a history of herbal use going back over 5,000 years.  It is named 'Panax' after the greek 'Panakos'  meaning 'panacea' or 'heal all'.  The term "ginseng" is derived from the Chinese term "jen-shen," which means "in the image of a man." Ginseng roots shaped like the human body are considered highly desirable. In particular, old roots (some may be nearly a century old) are prized because their longevity is claimed to be transferred to the person who consumes them (3). 

Although probably originally used as food, it quickly became revered for its strength-giving and rejuvenating powers and its human shape became a powerful symbol of divine harmony on earth. By the third century AD. China's demand for ginseng created international trade in the root allowing Korea to obtain Chinese silk and medicine in exchange for wild ginseng.  By the 1900s, the demand for ginseng outstripped the available wild supply and Korea began the commercial cultivation of ginseng which continues to this day (5).

There are many other folk legends about ginseng, one story tells: Once upon a time, an old man in the mountains had a son who often went out into the mountains alone. One day, the son came back and told his father that he had met a chubby child dressing in a red belt in the mountains and play with him together. It is strange. The father told his son that the child might be a ginseng, and he took his son a needle and put on a red thread, asked his son put the needle in the pocket of the child and he wouldn’t walk if he was a ginseng! When the son encountered the chubby child in the mountains again, he pinned the needle in his pocket, and the child really turned into a large ginseng. Therefore, once the mountain people find ginseng, they must use the red thread prepared in advance to pin on the ginseng's stem, and ginseng can't run away. (2)

Panax ginseng is a perennial plant indigenous to the mountainous forests of the northern temperate zone of Eastern Asia and is cultivated in China. It has a thick, spindle-like brown-yellow root, often divided at the end. The simple glabrous stem bears a whorl of three or five palmately compound leaves consisting of five oblong-ovate, finely double-serrate leaflets. From June to August it is topped with a single umbel of greenish-yellow flowers. The fruit is a small edible drupe-like pale red berry. The activity of young cultivated roots is said to be up to half that of old roots grown in the wild. Commercially produced Panax is either grown as undergrowth in shady forests, or shaded by mats in the open. Two forms are available, - 'white' Ginseng (often with the outer skin peeled off) and 'red' ginseng, prepared by steaming the root before drying. Red ginseng contains all the saponins so far isolated from white ginseng, and others which are probably formed during the steaming process (2)

Modern pharmacological experiments have proved that ginseng possesses multiple constituents (ginsenosides, polysaccharides, peptides, polyacetylenic alcohols, etc.) and actions (central nervous system effects, neuroprotective effect, immunomodulation, anticancer, etc.), ginsenosides as the active ingredients, especially, having antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiapoptotic and immunostimulant properties (4). 

Panax ginseng, bio alch 90%, purified water.

Ginseng is not normally prescribed for pregnant women, or for patients under the age of 40, or those with depression, acute anxiety or acute inflammatory disease. It is normally only taken for a period of 3 weeks.  Excess can cause headaches, restlessness, raised blood pressure and other side effects, especially if it is taken with caffeine, alcohol, turnips and bitter or spicy foods(7). 

(1) Hou JP (1997) The chemical constituents of ginseng plants. Comp Med East West

(2) https://www.mdidea.com/products/new/new07902.html

(3) https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/ginseng.html

(4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18567057

(5) http://www.csiginseng.com/history.htm

(6) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s002130000533

(7) https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Panax+Ginseng

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