The word “ginseng” is derived from the Chinese words for “man” and “body” — most probably in reference to the resemblance of this medicinal root to the human body. With this similitude to the human form, the ancients believed that the ginseng root embodied the essence of the earth and, when consumed, became a potent elixir that relieved people of various illnesses.
According to the Journal of Ginseng Research, ginseng was discovered over 5,000 years ago in the mountains of Manchuria (now northeastern China) and has since claimed its place as the most revered medicinal herb in China, Korea, Japan, and the Americas.
Written references to ginseng as a superior health tonic date back two millennia, when it was considered as the most popular natural remedy for fever, chills, cough, fatigue, debility, and paleness, among others. It was also widely believed to help cure impotence and enhance virility in men.
While there are different varieties of ginseng in the world, the most popular type is the Panax ginseng, whose generic name “panax” comes from the Greek words “pan” (all) and “akes” (heal) — affirming its elevated standing as a panacea or cure-all. Even today, Panax ginseng is considered by many healers as the most precious herbal medicine known to man.
Interestingly, modern science takes the side of the ancients when it comes to the healing properties of Panax ginseng because of its higher concentration of ginsenosides, the major active component of ginseng which is known for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties.
Clinical research studies have also shown the potential of Panax ginseng for improving cognitive abilities, immune function, and conditions associated with diabetes.
Panax ginseng continues to be popular in today’s alternative health and wellness circles for its proven value as an adaptogen — a natural substance that helps normalize body functions and strengthens its resistance against the damaging effects of physical, mental, emotional, and environmental stress.
In addition, Panax ginseng is also known to help in boosting the immune system, providing energy and alleviating fatigue, improving blood circulation, and enhancing memory and thinking skills.
Potential benefits against COVID-19
More importantly, in a world that continues to struggle against the coronavirus pandemic and its rapidly evolving variants, clinical researchers have looked into the unique healing properties of ginseng for its potential preventive and therapeutic role against COVID-19.
A very recent study that examined the potential benefits of ginseng against Covid-19 indicated that “accumulating evidence strongly suggests that ginseng and its main active ingredients, ginsenosides and saponins, provide preventive and therapeutic benefits by not only inhibiting inflammasome activation and consequent hyper-inflammation, but also promoting the host’s antiviral immunity in Covid-19 patients.”
Similarly, an article that reviewed the value of ginseng as alternative approach for the prevention of coronavirus revealed that ginseng “showed promising antiviral effects by modulating both natural and acquired immunity” and that ginseng “might be used as a potential therapeutic agent to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection along with the vaccine” because of its efficacy as an anti-viral agent and immune system booster.
A game-changer for active lifestyles
The beneficial effects of ginseng on health and well-being has been widely studied and documented by science. As an adaptogen that helps the body adjust to the constant onslaught of physical and mental stress, taking Panax ginseng as part of one’s daily health supplement can be a game-changer for athletes and people with active lifestyles.
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