The Power in the Korean Red Gensing!
What Is Korean Red Ginseng?
Korean red ginseng is a plant that grows in Asia. It’s sometimes known as Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, or panax ginseng. Korean red ginseng should not be confused with Siberian ginseng or American ginseng. Siberian and American ginseng are different plants that serve different needs.
The ginseng root is used as a natural remedy in supplement form. The plant must grow for five years before it’s used. This usually means that high-quality ginseng commands a high price. The dried but unprocessed root is called white ginseng. The root that has been steamed and dried is called red ginseng.
Traditional Uses of Red Ginseng
Korean red ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an overall wellness supplement for centuries. It has been used to:
Boost the immune system
improve heart health
The root is said to resemble the human body. Instead of arms and legs, it has shoots. This resemblance is thought to be the reason that traditional herbalists considered ginseng as a full-body treatment. Today, research is showing just how effective ginseng is as a natural remedy.
Korean Red Ginseng and ED
Red ginseng has long been used to treat impotence. But researchers are now studying the effectiveness of the plant. In one study, 45 men with ED were given either Korean red ginseng or a placebo.
The men receiving the herb took 900 milligrams, three times a day, for eight weeks. At the end of eight weeks, those who took Korean red ginseng felt improvement in their ED symptoms compared to those who took the placebo. Researchers concluded that red ginseng may be an effective alternative treatment for impotence.
Ginseng in Women
Many women also experience a decline in sexual function during menopause. Another study explored Korean red ginseng’s effects on menopausal women. In the study, 32 women were given either three capsules a day of ginseng, or a placebo. Those who received the supplement had improved sexual functioning with no side effects.
Pros and Cons
thumbs up Pros
Korean red ginseng is linked to increased alertness and could potentially improve erectile dysfunction.
Ginseng can help prevent colds and lessen the severity of heart disease symptoms.
thumbs down Cons
Korean red ginseng is not FDA-approved for treating erectile dysfunction.
Ginseng can interfere with some medications and increase the effects of caffeine.