Ginseng. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
Ginseng has a great reputation in China for its tonic and aphrodisiac properties. His name "flower of life", refers to the benefits of the plant, particularly attributed to the presence of "ginsenosides".
You have to wait until the plant reaches the age of 6 years to collect their result. The richer is it in ginsenosides, never at a rate below 4%, the more effective is revealed.

Properties of ginseng
* Rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, essential oil, and amino acids.
* It is invigorating, heart tonic. Use against prostration, senescence, calming, psychosomatic complaints. aphrodisiac.
* Useful in the treatment of atherosclerosis.
* Its main indications or properties are: anxiety, stress, anemia, mental and physical fatigue, convalescence, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes slightly, decreased libido stress, hypotension, bradycardia.
* Ginseng is an excellent adaptogen.

Contraindications of ginseng
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
* Hypersensitivity to the drug. Hiperestrogenia, hypertension, tachycardia, insomnia, febrile syndromes.
* Ginseng contains small amounts of estrone, estradiol and estriol, so can cause the appearance of gynecomastia or galactorrhea: not combine with other drugs that can cause this same effect.
* It is recommended not to combine it with antidepressant drugs.

Side effects of ginseng
- Abuse of ginseng can cause hypertension boxes, nervousness, insomnia, urticaria and morning diarrhea.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* Taking into account the possible falsification is prone to this plant.
* Women should be aware that prolonged treatment can induce a hyperestrogenism.
* It is recommended not to exceed the dose of one gram a day.
* It is recommended not to longer treatments 4 to 6 weeks followed by rest periods of two or three months.
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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