Panax ginseng is an herbal remedy commonly used to treat a variety of health complications. Primarily used in treating psychological complications, Panax ginseng has been found to also improve the health of those suffering from diabetes and even in boosting immune function, especially in patients working through cancer treatment.
The active ingredient in Panax ginseng is an ingredient known as ginsenosides. Through the study of ginsenosides, it is believed that Panax ginseng, more than another other ginseng product, works best on the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands.
In terms of psychological function, Panax ginseng has been found to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and boost abstract thinking ability, attention and processing of auditory information. As a result, Panax ginseng may improve and resolve may secondary social complications.
The most important aspect of the herbal remedy, Panax ginseng, is found in the ability to improve non-insulin dependent diabetic blood glucose levels. Not only does Panax ginseng improve the fasting blood glucose level, it also improves the psychological complications, such as depression, associated with diabetes.
When considered Panax ginseng in the treatment of diabetes, or any psychological complication, it is important to understand what side effects are to be expected. Most often, side effects include nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, headache and even changes to blood pressure. For this reason, individuals who suffer from uncontrolled blood pressure should avoid using Panax ginseng unless cleared by a health professional first.
In addition to these side effects, women who use Panax ginseng may also experience changes to menstruation with the most notable change involving and increase, or excessive, menstruation. Again, if you suffer from any gynecological complications, be certain your healthcare provider has cleared and approved your use of Panax ginseng prior to use.
Immune system function is vital to cancer patients. While there are many adverse side effects to the use of Panax ginseng, in the cancer patient, the immune system can be supported while going through chemotherapy. In fact, continued use of Panax ginseng may even prove effective and reducing the risk for recurring cancer.
As with any herbal remedy, the key to your optimal health outcome lies in the approval and open discussion with your healthcare professional. With relatively few side effects, many diabetics, cancer patients and psychotherapy patients are finding that Panax ginseng is improving their overall quality of life with doses as low as 100 to 200 milligrams per day. If you suffer from any of these complications, or simply want to boost your cognitive and mental processes, discuss the use of Panax ginseng with your healthcare provider.