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             Healthy King of Herbs

Ginseng is a natural herb with its branched roots in the shape resembling that of the human form, and that is why it is called “man root” in Chinese.

Ginseng is the king of herbs because of its potency in healing and nourishing for rejuvenation. It has qualities that treat the entire body and not just a part of it. As such, it is used to keep the body balanced and healthy. The potency of ginseng has long been recognized; in ancient China, soldiers were given ginseng before they entered the battlefield: they used it not only to restore strength, but also to ameliorate the effects of shock and stress in the battle itself.

According to Chinese medicine, ginseng brightens your eyes, opens your heart, enlightens your brain, and strengthens your soul and spirit. For centuries, ginseng has been present in many classical prescriptions for adjustive, preventive, and restorative purposes.

The human body is a self-cleaning mechanism, which utilizes the liver, kidneys, urine, feces, breath, and sweat for detoxification of toxins. Ginseng is instrumental in helping the metabolism for detox and weight control with stopping food cravings.

In addition, ginseng benefits the mind by overcoming burnout, irritability, mental fatigue and concentration problems.

Most importantly, ginseng is anti-aging in that it helps memory problem, a major characteristic of aging. Ginseng stimulates the production of DHEA, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, responsible for protecting human memory. It is recommended to take 20 drops of ginseng tincture three times a day for 6 weeks, and then stop for 2 weeks before repeating the cycle.The explanation is that it may prevent your body from adapting to the ginseng and thus causing the herb to lose its potency. Ginseng tincture helps sleep, mobility, and joint health, which are especially important in aging.

Ginseng is the king of the herbs because it provides holistic health for the body and the mind at any age.

TIPS: Some of the most common healthy herbs include: black walnut, cascara sagrada, cayenne, dandelion, Echinacea, fennel seed, Indian rhubarb root, licorice root, milk thistle, psyllium husk, red clover, slipper elm inner bark, and yarrow.

Stephen Lau
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