Category Archives: Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

Adaptogenic Herbs: Differences in Mechanisms of Action

Adaptogenic herbs are plants that resist detrimental changes to physiological systems and have a normalising effect on these systems. There are a number of adaptogenic herbs that have been identified and these may have different mechanisms of action. For example, … Continue reading

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Ginseng G115 Extract

Panax ginseng is a plant with medicinal properties. The medicinal properties of the plant come from the phytochemicals it contains. These include the ginsenoside compounds that may act as the main active principle. In order to be able to obtain … Continue reading

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Non-Saponin Components in Ginseng

Panax ginseng is a medicinal plant that is known for its vitality giving properties. This relates to its content of steroidal saponins, which have adaptogenic properties in humans and animals. However, Panax ginseng also contains a large number of other … Continue reading

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Can Ginseng Improve Your Quality of Life?

Stress can have significant detrimental effects on the overall wellbeing of an individual. This occurs because the hormonal changes that follow exposure to stress negatively affect the internal milieu and this can decrease both physical and mental performance. Adaptogenic herbs, … Continue reading

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Ginseng G115: Improved Performance From A Single Dose

Panax ginseng is a traditional medicine that can be used as a general tonic against stress. Stress is particularly damaging to health because it is known that stress can significantly lower the immune system. Studies suggest that consuming ginseng as … Continue reading

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The Role of Ginseng in Regulating Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Depression

Depression is characterised partly by a loss of synaptic plasticity. This loss of plasticity may result from changes to the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). In particular, the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex appear to be areas of the … Continue reading

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Adpatogenic Herbs: Main Mechanisms

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Short Term Cognitive Effects of Rhodiola and Ginseng

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Ginseng and Depression

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The Antioxidant Components of Ginseng

Ginseng refers to Panax ginseng. Panax ginseng is also sometimes called Korean ginseng. Ginseng is characterised by the presence of adaptogenic substances called ginsenosides. These ginsenosides are able to suppress cortisol release and thereby modulate the stress reaction in humans. … Continue reading

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