Ginseng, The Root Of Healing Wonders

Ginseng, The Root of Healing Wonders

If you live a stressful life or perhaps looking for something to maintain your general health, then look no further than the all-healing ginseng. Here are some ways ginseng can benefit you.

Ginseng has long been a go-to ingredient for plenty of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) remedies. Given the TCM belief that illnesses result from imbalances within the body’s yin (cooling energy or qi) and yang (warm energy), it is no wonder that ginseng is an esteemed herbal remedy - as its properties lend themselves well to dealing with yin-yang imbalances. 

Two Main Categories

Asian ginseng and American ginseng. Each with its own unique properties: American ginseng contains cooling properties or yin, unlike its Asian counterpart. On the other hand, Chinese and Korean ginseng have more warming properties, or yang, with Korean ginseng often considered to be the most potent of all variations. So, knowing your ginseng and understanding how it works is useful in dealing with yin or yang deficiencies and balancing qi (life-giving energy).

When your qi is balanced, you will experience a number of beneficial changes. Here are some ways that ginseng may help.

Increases energy levels

A 2016 study found promising evidence of ginseng reducing fatigue1. Likewise, a study on patients suffering from chronic fatigue saw overall improvements in self-ratings for physical and mental fatigue and attributed these benefits to the antioxidant properties of ginseng2.

This research only serves to support the longstanding use of ginseng in TCM to boost energy and fight fatigue. While ginseng can be taken in many forms, UP-BRO kidney supplements are an easy natural supplement to take amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life for an on-the-go energy boost.

Strengthens the immune system

Even as our lives are slowly returning to normalcy, it is likely that the pandemic has made a lasting impression on the importance of our immune systems. Whether it comes in Soup or Extract form, people have been consuming ginseng for centuries as a means of enhancing resistance to illnesses and maintaining a strong immune system. 

In addition, ginseng may be beneficial to controlling inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and arthritis, and microbial infections3. 

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes rates in Singapore had risen significantly in the recent years4. In light of this increase, it is all the more important that we actively take measures to regulate our blood sugar levels, regardless of whether we have diabetes or not. Studies have suggested that all variants of ginseng – Chinese, American or Korean – may decrease blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics5. 

Improves Cognitive Function

Ginseng also has promising effects on overall brain function, potentially improving memory, behaviour dysfunctions and even mood. Preliminary research has also found that short-term consumption of ginseng can bring about increased calmness and improved mental performance6. 

Korean Red Ginseng has been linked to prevention of early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a degenerative condition that progressively destroys one’s cognitive functions and ability to perform simple tasks of daily living. These benefits are derived from the anti-oxidative properties of ginsenosides, a major active component of ginseng.

Ginseng is undoubtedly a great addition to your diet, for all the benefits listed and more. You can now consume it according to your preference - From tonic soups, to extracts and even delicious teas!

UP-BRO Kidney Supplements

For thousands of years, people have used ginseng as an anti-aging agent. However, also renowned for its ability to increase the body’s resistance to stress, ginseng is the go-to ingredient for individuals with hectic schedules. Eu Yan Sang’s American Wild Ginseng Capsules bring together the best of the east and the west. Formulated with pure American wild ginseng and vitamin B1, B2 and B6, these convenient capsules are known to:
•    Promote a healthy nervous system
•    Improve performance
•    Strengthen the body
•    Relieve Fatigue


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