Ginseng has a long, ancient history of being used in herbal medicine. This herb is best characterized by its fleshy roots and is typically grown in the cooler climates around Asia. Ginseng was traditionally used to boost energy, stamina and the immune system.
Ginseng is still widely used today and is known to be the herb of harmony. It helps your body maintain an overall balance and keep you healthier and vibrant. While all ginseng types address a lot of health issues among both men and women, the American Ginseng variety’s natural properties may be more beneficial for women.
Here are 7 of the many benefits of ginseng for women:
Combats Stress and Trauma
This amazing herb also contains adaptogens, a term used by herbalists to describe plants that combat stress, trauma, and anxiety while increasing resistance to fatigue.
Ginseng contains ginsenosides, a compound that is believed to be the agent that gives ginseng its medicinal value. Ginsenosides have anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and relaxation-inducing properties.
Pain Relief For PMS
Ginseng is also used to help manage PMS pain among younger women. Interestingly, ginseng was used traditionally to relieve pain from childbirth.
Promote Hormone Balance in Menopausal Women
Phytoestrogens are plants that are rich sources of estrogen and ginseng is one of them. These compounds mimic the female hormone estrogen and balances hormone levels that tend to fluctuate erratically in menopausal women. These fluctuations cause fatigue, mood swings, and hot flashes.
Ginseng, along with other adaptogens that have estrogenic properties, are believed to be incredibly effective in fighting menopause symptoms, especially in stimulating libido which rapidly declines during this time.
Ginseng has been popularly incorporated in many skin-care products over the years due to the anti-aging properties it offers.
Decrease Risk For Cancer
Studies from recent years support Ginseng’s cancer-fighting properties and that it may help decrease women’s risk for cancer, particularly breast cancer.
Strengthen Bone Density
Women are more prone to suffering osteoporosis as we age so taking ginseng supplements are a good way to deter bone health decline and help strengthen bone density.
Ginseng is available in powdered or dried form, capsules or tea products.
Read the full article by Out of Stress here to learn more about this amazing herb of harmony.