As women, we all lead hectic lives. We balance work, kids, after school activities, and still find the time to figure out supper every night. There really are not enough hours in the day, and this can lead to stress that can affect our health and wellbeing.
If you are trying to find a way to get ahead of the grind, and kick fatigue, and relax your nervous system North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) might be the natural root you are looking for. Here are ways ginseng can benefit women’s health.
Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Maintaining healthy stress levels and control over anxiety are some of the most important factors to overall health. Inadequate nutrition, lack of physical activity, work and busy schedules can all affect your stress and anxiety levels and knock you off your natural balance.
Whether your stress level is high or low, woman may benefit from the gentle relaxing support of North American ginseng, which stimulates GABA receptors (nerve cells that receive the chemical messages that help to inhibit or reduce nerve impulses) and induces a calming effect on brain function and the body.
Keeps Your Cardiovascular System Health
Extracts of North American ginseng have been shown to protect against endothelial cell damage. Endothelial cells line blood vessels and their dysfunction is considered to be at the center of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. This is extremely important because although women have lower incidence of cardiovascular disease compared to men, women have a higher mortality and worse prognosis after acute cardiovascular events.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Controlling after-meal blood sugar levels is an important strategy in both the diabetics and non-diabetics. Blood sugar spikes can affect your mood and energy levels, making you irritable and tired when levels start to crash. Consuming Panax quinquefolius ginseng before or during a meal may help lower and control blood sugar, which has a positive effect on mood and energy levels.
Supports a Healthy Immune System
When a cold or flu hits your household, it’s all hands-on deck, and that means there is no time for you to get sick. Research suggests that ginseng may enhance the body’s immune response, which helps fight infection.
May Benefit Brain Function
We pack a lot of things into our brain on a daily basis, and busy schedules can make it hard to remember every little thing! North American ginseng could help improve cognitive functions like memory, mood, and behaviour. Several clinical trials showed that the ginseng extract enhanced memory in 18-64-year-old adults.
Become a better and healthier you with the power of ginseng.
At the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association (OGGA), we’re passionate about educating consumers about high-quality, North American ginseng. Visit our website to learn more about this amazing plant—including some recipe ideas for adding ginseng into your daily routine!—or reach out to learn more about how you can get involved.