Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen. Adaptogen is a term used to describe herbs and other nutrients that aid in decreasing the cellular response to stress. Siberian ginseng nourishes the adrenal glands, supports healthy liver metabolism, decreases lactic acid, and increases energy and endurance against stress.
Siberian gensing increases general vitality, strength, endurance, and has shown to help people overcome long term illness. The original research on this herb, done in Russia, showed in trials that it decreases and delays stress reactions during the alarm phase of stress. When our body is under stress it releases adrenaline and other hormones into the body as our natural “fight or flight” response. Siberian ginseng has shown to aid in releasing these hormones more efficiently. This can help anyone including those suffering from adrenal fatigue, people who are under constant stress, or someone who is just going through a difficult moment.
Studies have shown an increase in the amount of T-lymphocytes as well as increased activation of these cells while taking this herb which strengthens our immune systems. Factory workers taking this herb decreased illness by 50% resulting in 40% less missed work days.
Things to be aware of: In order to receive the full strength of this herb, make sure the “medication” has been made with the root bark only and not the entire root. Siberian ginseng from a good source should show results fairly quickly and when used in the proper doses will be noticeable. Although there are no official concerns with this herb and health conditions, there have been some rare complaints of people with increased blood pressure. If you are taking blood-thinning medication, please double check with your doctor before starting a regiment with this herb.
For additional information on this herb and others that strengthen the adrenal glands and heal adrenal fatigue, contact Becca Walters.
Tillotson, Alan Keith PhD, AHG, D.Ay; Nai-shing Hu Tillotson, OMD, Lac; and Robert Abel Jr, MD. “The One Hearth Herbal Sourcebook”. Twin Streams: Kensington Publishing Corporation. 2001. New York.