6 Ways To Consume Ginseng
Black Cohosh Ginkgo Biloba Dong Quai Ginseng Red Clover Soy Vitex Macafem
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh grows in the woods of eastern North America
Ginkgo Biloba
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Dong Quai
Dong Quai is often referred to as "the female ginseng"
Ginseng
The Chinese word "rénshén" means "man root" in English
Red Clover
Originates from Asia, parts of Northern Africa, and Central Europe
Soy
Traditionally used in the Orient as a source of protein and medicine
Vitex
Vitex agnus-castus is also called chaste tree
Macafem
Originates from the Andean mountains of Perú

6 Ways To Consume Ginseng

Used by the Native Americans, Chinese and Koreans for centuries, Ginseng has recently gained popularity as a natural supplement in western cultures as an energy booster and as a treatment for sexual dysfunction and menopause. The herb has been linked with boosting the immune system and improving vitality, stamina, energy and strength. But how can you introduce Ginseng into your lifestyle to reap its benefits? Read on to find out.

How Ginseng Works

6 Ways To Consume GinsengGinseng interacts with the body on two levels. On the hormonal level, Ginseng contains phytoestrogens, which are plant-based estrogens that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Thus Ginseng can be used to treat sexual dysfunction and menopausal symptoms by restoring hormone balance in the body.

The second way Ginseng works in the body is through the compound ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are similar to the steroid-like compound triterpene saponins, and are responsible for giving your body an extra boost of energy and stamina.

Here are 6 easy ways you can introduce this energy-boosting herb into your lifestyle:

1.) Chew On Ginseng Root
The most effective way of consuming Ginseng is to chew on its root and eat it in dissolved individual pieces. New ginseng-users beware: the root is known for its strong, bittersweet/earthy flavor. It might be best to try Ginseng in a less potent form to introduce your taste buds to the flavor before consuming the root.

2.) Capsule
6 Ways To Consume GinsengIn capsule form, Ginseng should be taken in 500mg doses 1-4 times a day. The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food notes that capsules are preferable to chewable tablets or teas because they eliminate initial absorption of the root taking place in the mouth.

3.) Tea
In addition to containing phytoestrogens and ginsenosides, Ginseng tea has antioxidant properties. Drink a 2mg tea bag of Ginseng twice daily to reap maximum benefits.

4.) Tincture
Tinctures are alcoholic extracts most commonly made from ethanol that can be added to water to make instant tea. Because they contain no root mass, they denature Ginseng´s properties and alter its quality. They are most commonly used to introduce Ginseng chemistry into the body.

5.) Slices
Though not commonly used outside of Asian cultures, Ginseng slices can be added to dishes like salads, soups (especially chicken soups) and stir fry dishes.

6.) Flavored candy
While you´ll still reap some benefits by eating Ginseng flavored candy, this is the least desirable option for consuming the product for two reasons: initial absorption takes place in the mouth and artificial sweeteners are often added for taste.

Recommendation:

While Ginseng is generally thought to be a safe treatment for conditions like sexual dysfunction and menopause, you should consult with your doctor before use. Click here to learn about the possible side effects of Ginseng.

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Macafem
Is an Andean plant regarded as one of the best treatments for menopause symptoms because of it boosts the endocrine system.
Dong Quai
Is an Asian plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat gynecological problems, blood disorders, and as a sedative.
Ginkgo Biloba
Is a popular and ancient Chinese herbal remedy used to improve circulation, mental performance, and menopause symptoms.
Ginseng
Is a root widely used by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans as a preventative treatment and to increase vitality.
Soy
Is a healthy, low-fat source of protein and is used as treat menopause because of its high amount of phytoestrogens.
Red Clover
Is a variety of Clover with a high nutritional value and it's widely used as an immune-booster and menopause relief, but it has some side effects.
Black Cohosh
Is a phytoestrogenic herb from eastern North America and it is used as a supplement to treat several illnesses, including menopause symptoms.
Vitex
Used since roman times to help women with hormonal imbalances, but pregnant women should avoid it.
Which herb should women try? Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs for menopause.
6 Ways To Consume Ginseng