Korean Red 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

Korean Red Ginseng

Korean Red GinsengKorean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a phytoestrogenic herb which has been used for thousands of years by different ancient cultures. Ancient Korean cultures used Korean red ginseng for a wealth of curative benefits. Because of its human-like shape, many used to believe that by consuming the herb it would imbue them with life prolonging properties and grant that take with its vitality. Even today Korean red ginseng is said to be able to revitalize and refresh a person's body. This may go some way to realizing why ancient cultures such the Koreans saw it as a herb which had such a positive impact on a person health. Whilst ancient cultures were unable to pinpoint the exact reasons why Korean red ginseng had such health benefits, modern science and scrutiny have sought to quantify why Korean red ginseng has such a positive effect on the human body.

Korean red ginseng and other phytoestrogenic herbs
Korean red ginseng isn't the only phytoestrogenic herb which is used to counteract many of the symptoms cause by a hormone deficiency in the human body. Other phytoestrogenic herbs such as: Red clover, black cohosh and don quai are also widely used to treat a variety of menopause symptoms.

What is Korean red ginseng?

Korean red ginsengs name derives from its reddish hue, which occurs as a result of sun drying. The root of the Korean ginseng plant is often soaked in the sun because contact with natural sunlight maximizes and subtly changes the exact effect and subsequently the health benefit of the ginseng root.

How does Korean red ginseng work?

Korean red ginseng is of benefit to the human body because of its unique chemical properties. Korean red ginseng is known to contain phytoestrogens, which are a plant-like estrogen with a chemical structure similar to that of human estrogen. Those suffering from a deficiency in hormones often use Korean red ginseng to balance their hormones.

What is Korean red ginseng used for?

Korean Red GinsengKorean red ginseng is often used by menopausal women who are suffering from a plethora of menopause symptoms due to a hormone imbalance. Such symptoms can include: hot flashes, depression, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Menopause symptoms often range from the embarrassing yet harmless to the potentially life threatening.

Benefits and disadvantages of Korean red ginseng

Korean red ginseng is known to be a cheap alternative to hormone replacement therapy, but its effects are not as long lasting. Korean red ginseng is able to act as a treatment for other ailments such as: headaches and nervousness it also brings with it a risk of aggravating breast cancer cells.

Due to the obvious benefits of Korean red 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 Korean red ginseng side effects 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.
Korean Red Ginseng