American 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

American ginseng

American ginseng is the name given to the type of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) that grows in various parts of North America. It differs in name and health benefits to Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng). The two plants are both ginseng but differ ever so slightly in their chemical components.

What does American ginseng look like?

How to identify ginseng
Despite there being very few wild ginseng plants still growing the wild it is possible to identify one if you know what the look like. Typically a ginseng plant will be a few meters in height and will be unidentifiable by the red barriers that grow on its leaves.

Similarly to Asian ginseng American ginseng is light tan in color and has a gnarled root. The extensions of this root look similar to the arms and legs of a human being.

What is American ginseng used for?

American ginsengIn ancient times, civilizations such as the Native Americans used American ginseng in order to treat fever, headaches, infertility and indigestion. The exact properties of American ginseng have been unraveled by modern science and it means their properties have direct applications for certain treatments. Because of their phytoestrogenic properties, American ginseng is often used by menopausal women in order to balance a loss of estrogen in their bodies.

What are the exact health benefits of American Ginseng?

What other types of ginseng are there?
American and Asian ginsengs are not the only types of ginseng that grow throughout the globe. Other ginsengs that get their names from the places they grow in or their distinctive appearance also exist. Different types can include:

. Red Ginseng
. Korean Ginseng
. Siberian ginseng

American ginseng has been found capable of conferring the following health benefits:

. Reduce the risk of cancer
. The improvement of mental performance and general mental health
. Boosting the immune system

American ginseng can confer benefits to other more specific ailments, including:

Diabetes: People with type 2 diabetes can benefit from the reducing abilities American ginseng can have on their blood sugar levels.

Other studies have shown that the berry of the American ginseng plant is better equipped to combat high blood sugar levels.

Cold and flu: American ginseng products have been found capable of reducing the length of time people suffer from cold and flu symptoms.

American ginsengAttention deficit disorder: Studies have shown that American ginseng in combination with ginkgo biloba is capable of treating ADHD.

Enhancement of the immune system: American ginseng has been proven to enhance the strength of the immune system and subsequently the body's ability to fight of illness and infection.

Due to the obvious benefits of the American ginseng many women choose this as an option in order to curb the harsher effects of their menopause symptoms. Some of these risks are negligible, but often times the side effects of American ginseng do not make its benefits worthwhile. Due to the side effect of such herbs, it is highly recommended that other options such as non-estrogenic herbs are considered in the treatment of menopause symptoms.

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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.
American ginseng