Ginseng and Its Many Benefits

August 25, 2022 4 min read

Ginseng and Its Many Benefits

Ginseng’s origins lie in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginseng is a slow-growing plant harvested anywhere between four and six years. Although there are many types of ginseng root, the most popular are Asian and American ginseng.

There are two significant compounds in ginseng, ginsenoside, and gintonin. They both work together to provide health benefits. Ginseng can be a potent ally to your health.

Immune Boosting

There are a few studies regarding the relationship between ginseng and the immune system.

In a small study, 39 patients recovering from stomach cancer surgery took 5,400 mg of ginseng for two years. The results were impressive. The patients had a considerable improvement in immune function and low rates of recurrence of symptoms!

Other studies have also found that ginseng helps the production of cytokines which stimulate the immune response indicating it can help fight colds and flu.

A study of Korean ginseng found that the herb increased the production of T-cells and B-cells and boosted the immune system.

Increased Energy

When you feel weak or drained you may want to reach for ginseng. A study with 90 participants with idiopathic chronic fatigue (ICF) took ginseng to help with symptoms. The participants who took the ginseng instead of the placebo showed an improvement in physical and mental fatigue. Researchers attribute the results to the high antioxidant content in ginseng.

Cognitive Function

 A small study involving 14 people aged 74 with Alzheimer's found that Korean ginseng helped improve frontal lobe brain function.

A 2018 report found that 4500 mg daily doses of ginseng had cognitive enhancing effects that may help with cognitive deficits. The group that took the ginseng showed improvement in visual learning and recall after six months.

Blood Sugar 

There is evidence that ginseng may help lower blood sugar and help the pancreas produce more insulin.

A 2014 study had participants take 2.7 mg of fermented red ginseng every day. Some participants took a placebo. Researchers found that the group that took the ginseng had lower blood sugar and increased insulin after a meal compared to the placebo group.

More research will need to take place to determine whether the herb can be an effective complementary treatment for diabetes in addition to traditional medication, but it looks promising.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

An 8-week study in 2012 looked at 119 men with mild to moderate ED. The men took a placebo or Korean ginseng berry extract. The ginseng group reported an overall improvement in sexual function. 

A study review of older men with ED found that ginseng was often used as an alternative or complementary treatment for the condition.

Other Benefits of Ginseng

The National Institute of has also found that although more research on ginseng needs to be conducted, they have found it helpful for several other conditions such as:

● Digestive problems

● Depression

● Anemia

● Bronchitis

● Fibromyalgia

● Cold and Flu

● Hot Flashes

Easy and Tasty Ways to Consume Ginseng

At Australian Natural Drinks Co, your health is our priority. To give you the most nutritional value, we have created two immune boosting tonics containing Panax Korean Ginseng (the Rolls Royce of Ginseng). Our tonics will not only give you your daily dose of ginseng but will also offer other health benefits.

Natural Remedy Ginseng, Gingko & Brahmi Tonic

Ginseng, Gingko & Brahmi Tonic has a compelling set of health benefits. We have told you about the benefits of ginseng now, let’s look at Brahmi. This herb is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine.

Brahmi is high in antioxidants which help boost your immune system. Here are some other benefits that Brahmi may help with: 

● Brain function- may help with learning and memory and eases the symptoms of Alzheimer’s

● May help prevent anxiety and stress - Brahmi helps reduce the stress hormone cortisol

● Improve blood pressure by helping to open up the blood vessels

● Anti-cancer properties - helps remove free radicals with high antioxidant content

● Reduce inflammation - helps provide relief from joint pain and other inflammatory conditions

Brahmi is also associated with helping ease gastric ulcers and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Gingko is another herb that is high in antioxidants. It can also help reduce inflammation.  Gingko helps improve circulation and heart health.

One study, in particular, found that patients with heart disease who took ginkgo experienced an immediate increase in blood flow to different areas of their bodies. Increased blood flow also helps circulate nitric oxide opening blood vessels.

Natural Remedy Sarsaparilla Tonic

Our Sarsaparilla Tonic tastes delightful and brings you back to the good olden days. Not only does our tonic contain ginseng, but it also has licorice root.

Licorice Root

Licorice has a natural sweet taste that comes with several health benefits. Licorice helps soothe the stomach lining and prevent ulcers. It accomplishes this by increasing the production of mucus in the stomach. It also helps tone down the acid in the stomach. Licorice also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. The phytochemical's in the root help block bacterial growth and slow down viral replication! 


Sarsaparilla root is another plant powerhouse. Some of the health benefits you may see with sarsaparilla are:

● Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help with arthritis pain

● Helps with skin lesions from psoriasis

● Has anti-cancer properties

● Protects the liver

Ginseng, Gingko, & Brahmi Tonic and Sarsaparilla Tonic, not only contain the power of ginseng, but they also have other natural herbs that can help you stay healthy overall.

These tonics are all natural with no sugar added. You can mix both of the tonics in your favourite beverage or with sparkling water (refreshing). Simply dilute to taste (1 part tonic to 4-6 parts water) with sparkling water, spring water, or tea for a delicious treat that will help you stay focused and energised. You can even try your own concoction!

Our natural tonics are not only delicious, but they also offer a plethora of health benefits. If you are feeling tired, unfocused, or need to boost your immune system, try one of our refreshing tonics today and feel the power of ginseng.

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