ginseng

supporting immune system energy

American Ginseng, also called Panax Ginseng, has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.  It is known as a “cooling” or calming tonic, that helps to off-set the “heat” that is produced by activity and stresses the body faces.  Not only are the Chinese fond of this tan, gnarled root containing ginsenosides but the Native Americans have been using it for centuries to support energy, digestion, and releasing tension.

American Ginseng is considered an adaptogen, a class of compounds that helps your body to withstand mental and physical stresses.  Potent chemicals that are deep within the roots of ginseng are primarily responsible for its therapeutic benefits.  Two unique nutrients, polysaccharides glycans and ginsenosides, are the most important.  The polysaccharides glycans store energy for the body in form the body and its systems can use readily.  When the immune system is under attack from various elements, these glycans and provide the energy to keep the immune system from become weakened and vulnerable.  Ginsenosides are the active compounds in ginseng and they act similar to antioxidants in the body, however they have a unique feature in which they have been seen to increase the activity of existing antioxidants by increasing enzyme systems.