GINSENG & STRESS
may be the land of the free, but certainly in our day, not
free from stress. Job insecurity, the high costs of a college
education, steadily rising costs of medical care-all leave
their marks on our national well-being, or lack thereof.
People must have some stimulation to perform their daily
tasks, but that's a different "good" kind of stress. For
instance, the stress that alerts an actor before she appears
on stage, or the stress of an athlete in competition. Stress
comes in many different forms. What I am concerned with
here are the results of extended "bad" stress experienced
by the busy executive with the telephone constantly ringing
or the factory workers who suffer from noise pollution and
tension on the production line, and the postal clerk with
the problems of daily routine sorting of mail. These situations
are made even worse when difficult human relationships come
of the results of constant "bad" stress are:
addition, physicians and scientists are now realizing a
clear relationship between stress and the appearance of
such conditions as diabetes, hypoglycemia, backache, migraine
headache, cancer, arthritis, asthma and a host of other
Does Ginseng Help With Stress?
has repeatedly been shown to protect the body against stress.
A researcher at the Institute of Advanced Medical Training
in Sofia, Bulgaria, Professor Petkov, has been occupied
for some twenty years with elaborate experiments to access
the effects of ginseng in the body. In one experiment, Professor
Petkov subjected a group of mice to stress.
taking ginseng showed two basic improvements:
An increase in weight and function of the adrenal glands,
together with less abnormalities of behavior and distress.
Those taking ginseng were in fact more able to "absorb"
2) There was an actual restriction of the long term stress
response and its harmful effects. The body had increased
its resistance. When ginseng was taken, they coped better
with actual stress and the body actively settled back to
normal more rapidly.
extract is very soothing to stress related diseases because
it is very soothing to the nervous system, without causing
the drowsiness associated with narcotic type relaxants or
tranquilizers. In conclusion, one might say that this ancient,
time tested herb, ginseng, has a most useful modern applicationp;to
see us healthfully through this most stressful time in the
history of mankind.
you drinking your three cups of ginseng extract tea, daily?
EXTRACT CONCENTRATE: Liquid
extract from mature, six year old roots, using
a patented low-heat process. Available in
three sizes: 50g (100 cups), 100g (200 cups)
& 300g (600 cups) sizes. The
suggested daily amount of 3 cups of tea made
from extract gives you about 1,500 mg of ginseng
at a cost of about $1!