by Jaie Obillo 2 min read
You may have heard about the many benefits of the famous Korean Ginseng root (also called Asian Ginseng or Panax Ginseng). After all, Ginseng stands among the most popular herbal medicines in the world. This article is not about that. Instead, let’s talk about the merits of the equally potent Siberian Ginseng!
Siberian Ginseng isn’t actually Ginseng. It is a different plant altogether. It belongs to the Eleutherococcus family rather than the Panax family and lacks the active ingredient of ginsenosides. Instead it has eleutherosides. To distinguish it from the Korean (Asian or Panax) Ginseng, this particular kind of Ginseng is dubbed as Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero, and appears as such on product labels.
Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero is an adaptogen. Yes, that word again. Simply put, adaptogens are herbal medicines that can stabilise physiological processes and promote homeostasis. Eleuthero has adaptogenic substances and has traditionally been used as an immune system booster. People take it for cold and flu prevention. It is also believed to reduce stress, improve well-being, increase concentration and alertness levels, and is most famous for increasing stamina.
Like its other namesake, people believed in the healing potentials of the Siberian Ginseng by increasing the immune systems response to fight off illnesses. Aside from boosting immunity, its mode of action is to weaken the pathogens that have already made their way into our system. Researchers observed that Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero inhibits the replication of virus cells in cell cultures. Its antioxidant properties increase oxygen at a cellular level and encourage blood flow, thus helping you recover from an illness quickly.
Siberian Ginseng’s adaptogenic properties stimulate the central nervous system and support adrenal functions to help fight stress by reducing cortisol levels.
Siberian Ginseng can improve mental alertness, cognition, and concentration by improving the blood flow to the brain and small capillaries. It earns brownie points for protecting against neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease and slowing down the advancement of Alzheimer’s.
The capability of Siberian Ginseng to improve oxygen utilization is the main reason behind an increase in stamina and an improvement in endurance
Aside from the many benefits mentioned above, Siberian Ginseng can improve cardiovascular health by, lowering blood pressure, increasing blood circulation, and reducing cholesterol levels. Regular intake of Siberian Ginseng also helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is great news for diabetics.
Just another wonderful reason to add Vanilla Happy to your daily health routine as it contains this amazing adaptogen.
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