Siberian ginseng

Siberian ginseng

Siberian ginseng has long been used in China. It has only gained recognition in the West when in the 1950s a Russian scientist reported its stress-relieving effects. Men and women who took the herb were better able to resist disease, endure physical strain and do well in tests of mental sharpness. Chinese use ginseng just like any one else to strengthen the body’s vital energy or what the Chinese termed as qi. Others use Siberian ginseng to increase memory and prevent colds and flu. In Russia, people use this as a general tonic. Siberian ginseng supplements are derived from the dried root of Eleutherococcus senticosus. This plant is found in China, Japan, Korea and Siberia.

Siberian ginseng holds compounds that have positive effects on the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands pertain to the small glands that are found on top of the kidney and secrete hormones that fight stress. Siberian ginseng is believed to boost the body’s capacity to take physical stresses that range from heat exposure to extreme exertion. Resistance to disease and overall energy level increases as well.

Siberian ginseng has several positive and noticeable effects to the body. These include the following:

It prevents illnesses that come from stress. Siberian ginseng can enhance the person’s resistance to stresses.

It relieves chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. This is because it primes the adrenal glands. As a result, relieving exhaustion and muscle pains.

It counters fatigue and brings back energy. It is known to strength the body, boost energy levels and has immune-enhancing abilities. It enhances male and female fertility and lessens male impotence. Siberian ginseng promotes healthy uterine function and may be useful in preventing female infertility. Males will notice an increased sperm count. It can increase testosterone levels and reverse certain cases of male impotence.

It relieves menstrual disorders and menopausal syndromes. This is due to the fact that it has positive effects on the hormone levels and eases the large uterine muscle. It treats Alzheimer’s disease. This is because Siberian ginseng has the capacity to boost the transfer of nerve impulses which may enhance the memory too.

Siberian ginseng comes in various formulations which include: tincture, tablet, softgel, powder, dried herb/tea and capsule. To get the most out of Siberian ginseng, you need to buy the product from a reputable company. Make sure that it contains at least 0.8% eleutherosides. To relieve stress, take 100 to 200 mg three times a day.

Fatigue and chronic fatigue, female infertility, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia and a host of other disorders, take 100 to 300 mg twice daily for 60 to 90 days and then stop for seven (7) days before resuming the treatment. For male infertility and impotence, take 100 to 300 mg twice per day. For infertility, rotate every three weeks with 100 to 250 mg Panax ginseng that contains 7% ginsenosides. For impotence, rotate every two weeks. For colds and flu, take 300 mg twice daily for seven to 10 days. To rest from ginseng intake, stop for one to two weeks every three months. Don’t take Siberian ginseng an hour before bedtime.

As a precaution, do not take Siberian ginseng when taking high blood pressure medications. It is relatively safe to use even for extended period. Mild diarrhea might occur. In case of overdose (900 mg daily and higher) insomnia, nervousness, irritability and anxiety have manifested.

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