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

Red Ginseng

Red ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a perennial phytoestrogenic herb which had been used for millions of years by different ancient civilizations. Cultures such as the Native Americans and Koreans were unable to pinpoint red ginseng exact medicinal benefits but acknowledged that it was capable of curing various ailments. Red GinsengIn addition to this the popular belief among ancient cultures was that because red ginseng had a human like shape it was capable of imbuing the person taking it with additional life force. Such a belief is not dissimilar to what modern day science fact has found red ginseng capable of doing to the human body. Red ginseng is known for being able to revitalize and refresh the body of the person taking it. Such a healing quality is due to the unique properties of red ginseng.

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.

How does red ginseng differ to other types of ginseng?

Red ginseng has such a name because of its distinctive red hue, which originates from the root of the ginseng plant being sun dried. Exposure to natural sunlight is said to maximize the already potent chemical properties of ginseng.

How does red ginseng work?

Red ginsengs potency stems from its phytoestrogen content. Phytoestrogens are a unique chemical which have a chemical structure similar to that of human estrogen. Such a property makes red ginseng popular in the treatment of women who suffer from a deficiency in estrogen.

What is red ginseng used for?

Because of its phytoestrogenic capabilities red ginseng is often used by menopausal women who are seeking relief from the symptoms caused by a drop in estrogen levels. Red ginseng is also known to excel at treating sexual dysfunction and a loss of libido.

What are the benefits and disadvantages of red ginseng?

Red GinsengThe benefits of red ginseng include that it is a cheaper alternative to hormone replacement therapy, which women in the U.S. favor as their preferred treatment for menopause symptoms. Despite this however red ginseng is often viewed as a temporary measure as its effects are not as long lasting as those of hormone replacement therapy. Red ginseng has been found capable of treating other ailments, like nervousness and headaches. These risks are counterbalanced by its risk factors, the aggravation of breast cancer cells among them.

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.
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