the Ginseng Herb
You may not have heard of Ginseng and only recently did I discover this name though I’ve been consuming this herb for months (long story…thanks to my mum). Ginseng is considered a miraculous herb that is used many a times in Ayurvedic healing. After some research, I realized that it lives up to its status of being one of the most powerful herbs not only in Ayurveda but also in Chinese medicine. Ginseng is a plant that grows slowly and has a fleshy root, shaped as a fork and is usually light in color. The benefits range from beauty to health because of its ability to provide an abundance of antioxidants and nutrients to the body.
I am not going to complicate this article and straight away get to some of the benefits that I found important and worth remembering just in case you want to give it a shot or just for some extra knowledge.
- Ginseng prevents premature ageing and is renowned for this property. It diminishes early signs of ageing like spots, marks, and wrinkles. It gradually tightens and firms the skin giving the face a more youthful look.
- The abundance of antioxidants in Ginseng prevents harmful effects of free radicals to cause damage to the healthy cells. The presence of antioxidants benefits the body both internally and externally.
- Weight loss is another benefit provided by this magical herb, Ginseng. It works by suppressing the appetite and calming the hunger pangs while delivering the health benefits and boosting metabolism.
- This one is for you ladies out there who suffer from menstrual discomfort. The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing the period pain to a significant degree.
- Ginseng can help those of you who are looking for some detoxifying properties from this root. It flushes out toxins while increasing the blood flow throughout the body which leads to healthier and hydrated skin.
You can eat ginseng slightly cooked, in soups or consume it as tea but get in touch with your doctor before you get started with it as it may have deadly side effects like increase in blood pressure, interference with medications, and fluctuation in hormone levels.