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Asian vs American Ginseng



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Ginseng is a perennial plant (a plant that lasts for more than two years in life) with roots, both of which are slow growing. Ginseng is used in the the Western and the Eastern world, although it is only found in the northern hemisphere, with the places where they are more commonly found being North America, Northern China and Korea. Even though it is not where ginseng is usually sought after, Vietnam is where it was discovered.

Ginseng is used as much today as it was hundreds or thousands of years ago in many ways. Its most common use has not changed since its discovery, and that use would be as medication. The healing effects of ginseng from both ends of the world are similar with both being able to be used as helpful support while combating diabetes and sexual dysfunction. Even though the positive features of ginseng have been confirmed by many, the official healing properties of ginseng have never been proven by medical companies every study has given different feedback

Now that the basics have been established, it is best to understand that American and Asian ginseng are similar, but there are numerous differentiating properties of the two. First off, American ginseng is more well suited for combating the effects of problems dealing with heat as it is said to generate body fluids. This property of American ginseng is also well utilized for boosting things like stamina, memory and to reduce the levels of stress in oneself. American ginseng has been reported to carry hypertension, sleeplessness, headaches, diarrhea, and nervousness, but since there are no official reports as to why, the pesticides used during the ginseng’s growth could be the one at fault.

As for the Asian ginseng, it is similar to the American ginseng in many ways in keeping an individual healthy, but it also has several different benefits. It is well used when fighting a cold and other health issues associated with a lower temperature. The things both types of ginseng have in common include strain relief, stamina/muscle relaxation, and circulation enhancement, even though these also do not have any official study results confirming them, only general feedback and personal experiences.

Both these ginseng can be consumed in various ways. The most common and widely used in tea and soups either grounded or sliced. Another less conventional but just as effective, if not more so than the other methods, is simply just chewing on the ginseng itself.

With the similarities and differences of the two ginseng stated, it is evident that they are both beneficial to the human body, and the many ways to use ginseng provide options of ingestion for the consumers. The personal feedback and general discussion on both types of ginseng are mostly positive, and most consumers have felt sufficient change in their lives after using ginseng to feel confident with the herb.

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