Ginseng

 

Common names:

  • Ren Shen

 

Essential components:

  • Ginsenosides
  • Salicylate

 

Properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Adaptogen
  • Antiviral

 

Summary:

  • Ginseng is a popular adaptogenic herb that is commonly prescribed in some Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can increase energy and protects the brain from increased stress hormones. Studies have also found that Ginseng can stimulate our body’s immune system and fight off viral infections and bacteria. 

 

Uses:

  • Supplements
  • Extracts
  • Herbal tea

 

Precautions:

  • Ginseng has anticoagulant (blood thinning) properties which will cause it to interact with some blood thinning pharmaceutical drugs. If you are on any blood thinners or/and have high blood pressure, consult your physician before adding Ginseng to your lifestyle.