Red Ginseng | Improves Memory
Nearly all the ginseng cultivated by the Japanese is the more highly prized Red Ginseng. Japan began importing seeds and seedling roots from Korea in 1607. After three hundred years of experimentation, ginseng farming had become a kind business; in 1907, ginseng grew in 43 counties, and thousands of Japanese farmers were involved in its cultivation. Experiments involving negotiation of a spiral maze confirmed improved mental activity, and therefore ginseng pretreatment was suggested for tasks requiring speed, accuracy, and stamina. Ginseng administered orally was successfully used to counter the decline in learning ability that is typically produced by physiological stress. Investigating a ginseng fraction rich in protopanaxadiol type saponins with rats as experimental animals, Shimizu et al. (1991) reported a tranquilizing effect on acutely increased diurnal slow-wave sleep and chronically decreased nocturnal locomotor activity.
PHYSICAL STRESS REACTION
In earlier times and particularly in indigenous Chinese medicine Red Ginseng root was employed as a remedy for premature weakness or exhaustion induced by physical or mental stress. In our own time, improved physical and mental activity has frequently been reported and confirmed as the most critical effect of ginseng (Sonnenborn, 1987).
GINSENG AND THE AGEING PROCESS
As people’s lives become longer, particularly in the more civilized societies which have adequate medical and preventative services, aging presents many problems. As we age we become less physically fit, we show apparent changes such as whitening or loss of hair, wrinkled skin which recovers more slowly from the pinch test, weakened hearing and vision, general slowing down of physical activities and we become more liable to suffer from various illnesses. Less noticeable is the deterioration of the body organs prompting glandular disorders, reduction of hormone output leading to sexual impotence, gradual mental decline, and breakdown of the immune system. Any lifestyle, drug or medicine that can delay or slow this inevitable reduction and improve the quality of life is therefore essential. The ancient Chinese were convinced that ginseng was the tonic that fulfilled this role.
GINSENG AND ALCOHOL
Alcohol is foreign to the human system and usually is destroyed in the liver by oxidation yielding acetaldehyde which is in turn killed by aldehyde dehydrogenase. Ginseng saponins significantly increased the rate of oxidation of ethanol in alcohol-fed rats (Joo et al., 1982). The liver decontaminates the body, converting chemical waste products to both useful and harmlessly useless products. In response to stress hormones, the liver accelerates the conversion of waste, and the generation of new protein enzymes and ginseng is known to facilitate such functioning of the liver (Fulder, 1980). Studying the effects of red ginseng extract and vitamins on alcohol-intoxicated mice, Saito et al. (1984b) stated that tocopherol inhibited alcoholic excitation and red ginseng extract and pantethine prevented memory failure in intoxicated mice. Using healthy human volunteers, Lee et al. (1987) demonstrated that in 10 out of 14 cases ginseng extract (3g/65 g body weight) accelerated blood-alcohol clearance by 32–51 percent.
Helps body adapt to Stress
Helps fortify and invigorate in times of fatigue
Ingredients: Wild harvested Red Ginseng
Parts Used: Root
2 ounces of powder and or 60 vegetable capsules.
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