Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
American and Asian ginseng vary in their concentration of active compounds and effects on the body. It is believed that American ginseng works as a relaxing agent, whereas the Asian variety has an invigorating effect.
Ginseng has been shown to benefit mental
functions, feelings of calmness and mood in both healthy people and those with
Ginseng may improve symptoms of erectile
dysfunction by decreasing oxidative stress in tissues and enhancing blood flow
in penile muscles.
Ginseng may strengthen the immune system in
people with cancer and even enhance the effects of certain vaccinations.