By: Dr Alex Robber
In the ancient text, Shennong Bencao Jing (Shennong Herbal Classic) published in around 100 AD, according to Dr. Dharmananda, ginseng was mainly used in China and across Asia. This text mentions ginseng also called renxian and guigai by two other names and explains its nature, sweet and cold taste, and its curative effects in depth, although it never explains how to use it. It also explains its healing consequences.
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as a traditional herbal remedy and the many health advantages suggested by ginseng are impressive. The herb acts as an adaptogen to safeguard the body from pressure and exhaustion and various variants of the plant in distinct areas of the globe have been found.
Ginseng’s Improved Physical Performance and Energy
Breda and peers in their research identified the physical activity rates of female patients with fibromyalgia similarly comparable to females without fibromyalgia, but their physical output is worse. Therefore increased fatigue, muscular injury, muscle pain, reduction in antioxidant defenses and decreased physical exertion recovery are just a few procedures which can impair fibromyalgia’s physical output.
Therefore a latest review research released on Alternate and Complementary Medicine Journal in 2018 verified the promising therapy of fatigue in both American and Asian ginsengs. Red ginseng is an ergogenic support, which increases energy and physical efficiency. This increases energy levels.
Ginseng’s Reduces Depressive Symptoms
Studies of animal models have verified that ginsenosides, active compounds, interact with various neurotransmitter systems such as serotonergy, noradrenergy or dopamines. 20(S)-protopanaxadiol, the active ginsenoside metabolite, also has an antidepressant effect, but does not regulate brain chemistry.
However study has shown that these compounds may activate the brain BDNF system to alleviate the symptoms of depression. BDNF is a protein to support neuronal growth and development, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Patients with depression have low BDNF serum concentrations compared to healthy people and are an efficient bio-marker for mood disorders.
Understanding Ginseng for Fatigue
All three kinds of ginseng can combat fatigue to different degrees, and panax ginseng is currently the best studied. However a randomized two-blind study in Brazil showed panax ginseng to work more quickly in fibromyalgia patients than amitriptyline. Therefore for 12 weeks, 38 females were treated with 100 mg ginseng, 25 mg amitriptyline per day or placebo daily (the root used for panax ginseng was standardized to 27% ginsenosides).
Ginseng drugs recorded a 31.7% pain decrease after six weeks, which after twelve weeks increased to 39.4%. After three weeks the fatigue also risen to 25.9 percent and after twelve weeks to 46.5 percent. Sleep improved by 44.3% in total and anxiety reduced by 55.5%. However, the pain, exhaustion, sleep and anxiety improvements were also recorded in those taking the drug amitriptyline and placebo, so that further research is necessary.
Ginseng has Mood and Sleep Recovery Prosperities
Therefore hypothalamic-adrenal axis (the HPA-axis) is a feedback network among portion of our brain and important hormone secreting cells within our body. In the case of fibromyalgia, disruptions from the HPA axis were noted and these may associate with symptoms such as mood, exhaustion and malaise.
It can aid more than physical fatigue as noted in an animal study in alleviating psychology tiredness. Therefore Wingenfeld et coll. have noted that HPA axis disorders in fibromyalgia patients may contribute to depression. Fibromyalgia has considerably greater symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression than non-fibromyalgia.
Ginseng has Anti-Stress property
HPA axis is a network that links the portion of the brain to the main secreting hormones of our body. Above all the network plays a significant role in controlling our internal stressors reaction.
The HPA axis controls the action of our cortisol stress hormone. Therefore the dysfunction of the HPA axis is noted in depression and scientists focus on the development of drugs that can alter the HPA axis and profit from major depressive disorder therapy. Because ginseng is natural to normalize HPA axis and reduced stress hormone and anxiety concentrations. Ginseng is a natural solution.
Ginseng Work great against Chronic Pain
Does ginseng also assist chronic inflammation and pain if it is reported to assist such a wide range of circumstances? The reply has been verified yes by recent research. Therefore Allan Lau and his Hong Kong University research group recognized seven ginseng or ginsenosides, showing immune-suppressive impacts.
However, A Lau said that “Ginseng’s anti-inflammatory function can be attributable to the combined impacts of these ginsenosides, targeting various degrees of immune activity and contributing to the varied human acts.
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