A natural antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidation remedy that can cure anemia and anorexia, prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer, slow down the aging process, and enhance sexual performance and fertility. Is it real?
My great grandmother and great grandfather lived till they were almost 100 yeas old. It wasn’t unusual those days. One could say that life was just easier back then, but that wouldn’t be true. Aside of lacking all the medical and technological advancements that simplify our lives today, our ancestors also faced famine, pandemic, and two global wars. So how come in the midst of all these hardships people managed to not only survive, but also stay healthier and live longer than we do? Perhaps, they knew something we don’t. So what was the longevity secret of our great-grandparents?
Three out of the top five countries with highest life expectancy are located in Asia. In China longevity has been long valued more than money. An ancient Chinese proverb says, “With money you can see a doctor, but not good health “This idea of preventive medicine dominates most cultures that rank high on the life expectancy scale. So how did our ancestors manage to stay in good health long before the doctors discovered antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, and cancer therapies? They trusted nature, which sometimes offers remedies way more powerful than modern drugs.
The people of China, Korea, and America have equally trusted one of such wonders of nature, ginseng also referred to as the life-giving plant. Native Americans used ginseng root to treat a variety of medical conditions, including high fever, flu symptoms, headaches and even seizures. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng was used to increase strength, blood volume, and appetite. It has been prescribed for weakness, anemia and even impotence. For over a millennia people across the world believed that ginseng had the power to prevent serious illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, slow down the aging process, and enhance sexual performance and fertility. As medical science evolved over time, it proved our ancestors to be right.
Researchers have done multiple studies of ginseng and proved that it could be applied to a variety of pathological conditions and illnesses such as anorexia, insomnia, diabetes, impotence, hypodynamia, shortness of breath, palpitation, and hemorrhage. The plant can also contribute to memory improvement and prevention of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Ginseng contains over 150 types of active, steroid-like compounds known as ginsenosides. Ginsenosides have a unique biological activity. They are amphiphilic and may interact with and change properties of cell membranes. This attributes ginseng an immense medicinal value, such as antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidation, and inhibition of cancer formation.
This explains why people all over the world have referred to ginseng a life-giving plant for thousands of years before modern medicine proved its incredible qualities. I look back at my grandparents and remember the ginseng tea they used to brew before bed all the time. They could harvest the plants in the forest right behind their farm. Unfortunately we don’t have such ability our days.
As a matter of fact, natural ginseng is pretty hard to find. American ginseng is considered an endangered species and is illegal to harvest on most State lands and all National Parks. It can only be harvested in 19 States from plants that are 5 years of age or older during the designated State harvest season.
Beware of scams and only buy ginseng from trustworthy places! It is not uncommon for dishonest manufacturers to mix this expensive root with other herbs to increase their profits. In Sacramento, California, natural ginseng can be found at Elliott’s Natural Foods, a reputable, family-owned company that specializes in a wide range of quality supplements, vitamins, and other natural health products.
Elliott’s Natural Foods was created in 1952 by the Elliott Family with the intention of making healthy and natural foods more available to health conscious families. The store carries a wide range of nutritional products and wellness items, and is committed to sharing relevant health and wellness product knowledge. Their staff members often come from a background in nutrition or wellness, and all staff members receive regular trainings to provide customers with the best information at hand.