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Ginseng Benefits and Uses for Skin, Hair and Health

By Stylishwalks @stylishwalks

Ginseng is a nutritious herb and has lots of health benefits. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for ages. Now it is also used in the western countries because of its medicinal properties. Ginseng tea is now considered as one of the best health drinks. It has lots of health and beauty benefits. It is also good for the skin.

Ginseng Benefits and Uses

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Benefits of Ginseng for Skin:

Anti-ageing benefits:

Ginseng is very effective as an anti-ageing agent. It is packed with phytonutrients, which can increase the metabolism of the skin. It helps in getting rid of all free radicals from the skin, which accumulate on the skin when your skin is exposed to sunlight and pollution. It is also rich in some of the ingredients that help in making your skin firmer by increasing the production of collagen in the middle layer of the skin, the dermis. Collagen is responsible for making your skin more elastic and toned, thus reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face and also on other parts of the body.

Great toner:

Ginseng is an excellent skin toner and helps in keeping your face looking fresh. It is also good for reducing black spots on the skin. Prepare a face mask by mixing ginseng oil with sunflower oil, honey or water and apply it on your face twice a week.

Improves complexion:

The leaves and roots of ginseng are rich sources of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants. These are very beneficial for the overall health of the skin. They improve the skin metabolism and eliminate dead skin cells, thereby producing healthy new skin. Consuming ginseng tea is an excellent way to make your skin more refined and hydrated. It increases oxygenation and regenerates skin cells. It is also good for increasing the circulation of the blood and detoxifies the blood. All these properties help in providing you brighter and healthier skin. You can make your skin healthy and glowing by applying ginseng leaves topically on the skin.

Treatment of skin diseases:

Incomplete skin metabolism can cause problems of the skin like acne, rough skin and eczema. Ginseng is an excellent remedy for these issues as it gets absorbed by the skin fast. By taking in ginseng regularly you can get rid of various skin diseases and have a bright and healthy skin.

Treatment of dark circles:

Using ginseng mask can help in reducing puffiness of the eyes and lightening the dark circles under the eyes.

Benefits of Ginseng for Hair:

Combats hair loss:

Hair fall can also occur due to weak immune system. When your body is repairing itself, it is unable to carry on other functions including hair growth. As a result you will suffer from hair loss. Ginseng increases the blood flow and ensures proper absorption of oxygen. This improves health of the internal body parts and this makes sure that there is no loss of hair.

Stimulates hair growth:

Topical application of panax ginseng can improve the ability of the hair to regenerate. It helps in better growth of hair by increasing the flow of blood to the scalp. It is also good for the health of the hair follicles and prevents loss of hair.

Health and Medicinal Benefits of Ginseng:

Anti-cancer properties:

Ginseng contains certain substances that have anti-cancer properties. According to research conducted by Chinese Medical Journal, ginsenosides have anti-tumor properties that have the ability to destroy prostate cancer cells, neurobastoma cells, ovarian cancer cells and lung adenocarcinoma cells. It is also shown that by consuming ginseng after the diagnosis of breast cancer can improve chances of survival and quality of life.

Aids in weight control:

By consuming ginseng tea, you can reduce your craving for food. So, it is very effective for controlling weight. The extract taken from ginseng berry helps in fighting obesity and in weight management.

Anti-inflammatory properties:

Ginseng contains ginsenocides, which have immune-suppressive properties. These ginsenocides are responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of this herb.

Benefits women from mensural problems:

Ginseng is very effective for young women as it helps them to ease menstrual cramps. By consuming this herb, women get relief from stomach pain that comes with menstruation. Peri-menopausal women are advised to have ginseng as it helps in improving the production of estrogen in the body.

Beneficial for type 2 diabetes:

Consuming ginseng can lower the levels of blood sugar considerably. If you are taking medication for diabetics, you have to consult a doctor before you take ginseng along with it, as it can make your blood sugar level fall too low.

Great heart tonic:

Red panax ginseng has antioxidant properties, which is of great benefit for patients who suffer from heart disorders. This is because it helps in decreasing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. However, you must avoid it if you have high blood pressure, as it can increase your blood pressure.

Improves mental and physical strength:

Ginseng is an effective tonic that can increase your stamina and energy. It improves your mental alertness and also elevates your mood by getting you relief from fatigue.  Excess of stress can cause adrenal hormones to flow out and this causes a lot of health issues. Ginseng has the ability to balance the adrenaline levels in the body. By consuming ginseng tea you improve your concentration as well as your thinking ability.

Improves endurance:

Ginseng is a popular tonic among the athletes as it can increase the stamina and improve their performance. Athletes who require high levels of stamina find ginseng very effective.

Strengthens the immune and nervous systems:

Herbal medicines contain ginseng as it helps in strengthening the immune system. Patients suffering from chronic bronchitis benefit a lot when they take this along with antibiotics. The adaptogenic properties of this herb help in keeping you young. In elderly people it restores the damaged cells.

Treatment of erectile dysfunction:

Ginseng is an effective aphrodisiac, and is very beneficial for treating various sex related conditions. It can treat erectile dysfunction in men. Red panax ginseng is used in Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of sexual disorders.

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