Siberian ginseng’s multiple benefits have been known for centuries with the Chinese using it is for its tonic . Siberian ginseng can help to normalise the way in which the body responds to stress and acts to regulate the manufacture and secretions of the adrenal hormones. It strengthens the adrenal glands themselves which is especially important to those suffering from chronic stress. Siberian ginseng also supports the whole of the central nervous system, which may help restore proper neurological function after long term stress.
It is said that the biggest single use of Siberian ginseng is its ability to increase energy. It works to stimulate these enzymes so that symptoms of low energy and fatigue are addressed.
Siberian ginseng seems to speed up your reaction time, improve learning and memory, and sharpen vision as well as strengthening hearing. It has also been shown to lower blood sugar levels which makes it a useful herb for those with Type II diabetes and this herb can also be used alongside most medications for sugar control however you should always monitor your blood sugar levels using testing strips.
It has been shown to relieve painful joints and muscles in people suffering from arthritis but not for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis due to its immune enhancing properties.
These are just some of the uses of Siberianb ginseng from an article in Victoria Health. There are many other reported benefits of Siberian ginseng where it has been used to treat headaches, backache, normalising menstruation, easing childbirth, countering hot flushes during menopause, helping weight loss and improving skin health.
Medical News Today have a list of 12 potential health benefits to taking Siberian Ginseng, which include –
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Eleuthero has been explored, as a potential preventative or management medication for progressive neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
One study found that eleuthero improved nerve regeneration and synapse reformation in rats with nerve damage, and much more.
However, like I always state you should NEVER take any supplements be it herbal or otherwise without consulting your Doctor first.