Yes, ginseng has historically been used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. It is also used for preventing diseases and to boost the body's overall function. It has been a popular herbal plant for several centuries, and its popularity still remains, since it has long been proven to be widely effective and beneficial, especially in solving virility problems, to relieve pain and to improve energy. You can drink it as a tea, as capsules or in its pure form.
Here is a list of some of ginseng's benefits:
Adaptogen. Ginseng has the amazing ability to normalize the body?s functions. It helps the body adapt so that it has what it needs. If your blood pressure is a bit high, it can lower it, while it can increase the blood pressure when yours is a bit lower than normal.
Revitalization and healing. Ginseng has the power of boosting our immune system, so that it is better able to fight disease and hasten recovery time.
Tonic. According to some clinical studies, this root is able to maintain the body?s overall functions ? the central nervous system, the circulatory system, lungs, liver and other parts of the body. Ginseng is believed to relieve you of stress, boost your levels of concentration and energy as well as improve your memory. This is because it improves the supply of blood to the brain.
Treat Diabetes. Experience has also shown ginseng's effectiveness in treating diabetes, particularly type II diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels.
Treat Erectile and other sexual dysfunctions. Ginseng is also beneficial in treating sexual dysfunction problems. This includes problems such as symptoms caused by menopause, lack of sexual vitality, as well as erectile dysfunction. This is done by increasing the production of sex hormones for better performance and sexual prowess.
Other uses. It also remedies back pains, headaches, colds and insomnia. Those who are trying to lose weight and those who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation are also advised to try ginseng to help them. Ginseng can protect you from the ill effects brought about by radiation and chemotherapy.