Category Archives: Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

Ginsenosides

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) has a long history as a traditional medicine. Use of ginseng is particularly prevalent in Asian countries where it is revered for its regenerative properties. The active ingredients in ginseng are numerous and include steroidal saponins, protopanaxadiols, … Continue reading

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Combination Herbal Therapy to Treat Inflammation

Evidence continues to accumulate that suggests that combinations of herbs are useful in the treatment of disease. Combinations of herbs are often more effective than single herbs because the phytochemicals they possess, and the effects they have, are slightly different. … Continue reading

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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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