Ginseng is a perennial plant that is found only in the Northern Hemisphere, North America and eastern Asia, particularly Korea, Northern China and eastern Siberia. It is priced for its human-shaped root which is used for medicinal purposes.
Ginseng tea is derived from the fleshy roots of this plant and it is known to have many healing and energy-boosting properties. This is one of the reasons why ginseng became known the world over.
Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered as a ‘cure all’ herb and many people attest to its effectiveness. There is no scientific evidence to prove these claims but many people consume it on a regular basis because they believe in its curative and energizing properties.
There are three most popular types of ginseng tea which are all beneficial to your health and vitality. These are the American, Asian and Siberian ginseng tea. Here are some of their health benefits:
1. It helps to alleviate women’s menstrual problems.
Herbalists recommend American ginseng tea on women who suffer from menstrual cramps and distress. Its cooling effect helps to reduce stomach pain that goes with menstruation.
2. It helps to improve blood pressure.
Ginseng tea is an energetic drink that also helps people who have low blood pressure.
3. It helps to improve concentration.
This herbal tea stimulates your brain cells to enhance your concentration and thinking prowess.
4. It helps to prevent obesity.
Ginseng tea has the ability to suppress your appetite naturally. It can help to stop food craving which is one of the main causes of obesity.
5. It helps to improve your sex drive.
Consuming ginseng tea on a regular basis can help to improve your sex drive and lessen symptoms of sex related conditions such as erectile dysfunction.
6. It helps to lessen your risk of developing cancer.
Studies show that people who drink ginseng tea on a regular basis have lesser risk of developing cancer.
A word of caution:
Ginseng tea is considered an herbal beverage with lots of health and energy-boosting benefits. But there are reports that prolonged consumption of this tea may lead to insomnia and heart problems. To avoid complications, you should seek the advice of a professional herbalist or medical professional before deciding to take herbal tea on a regular basis.