Panax Ginseng root is a perennial plant that grows widely in northeast China, Korean, and far east Russia. People have used the root for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Panax ginsenosides are known as allicin, a compound that is made up of one carbon base and seven carbon bases, including two carboxylic acid groups. Panax is usually marketed under its traditional name panax balanoid.
Panax ginsenoside is believed to improve cardiovascular health by increasing low density lipoprotein (LDL) blood and increasing high-density Lipoprotein (HDL) blood. It is also believed to reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce blood clots, improve blood flow in the brain, lower blood pressure, stimulate thyroid function, increase sexual libido, treat depression, increase energy and vigor, increase muscle strength, and treat a variety of other health disorders. The compounds believed to be most beneficial are known as panaxoside or paranoids. Panax is often marketed as a natural cholesterol lowering drug, due to the allicin content.
However, some medical professionals believe that there are more benefits to the Panax ginsenoside than meets the eye. In fact, there are many studies out there that dispute these claims. For example, one large clinical trial comparing panax ginsenoside to a control group found no significant difference in total cholesterol levels at any one time. Another large study comparing panax ginsenoside with a group of statin users found a slight increase in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) but this change was insignificant when comparing the effects of the two drugs at the same dose. Other studies have found that panax ginsenoside does increase blood pressure and it also increases fatigue.
If you suffer from arthritis, diabetes or fibromyalgia, you may wish to speak with your doctor before starting panax insides. High doses can also cause serious liver problems. If you are on other medications, you should check with your physician about taking panax insides, especially if you are on blood thinners such as warfarin, anticoagulants, and antimalarials such as warfarin, azathioprine, or dithiaoquinone. Also, if you have kidney problems, you should discuss these issues with your doctor and only take panax insides under their supervision.
If you are on regular medication and you want to try a natural alternative, you may wish to look into the benefits of panax insides. Some of the herbs and minerals contained in panax can actually help your body fight cancer. In addition, some studies show that panax can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. There are still many more benefits to this herb, but in most cases there are none.
As you can see, there is no clear cut evidence regarding the benefits of panax insides, just like any supplement or herb. They have not been proven effective for anything beyond the claims made by the manufacturer. It is recommended that you get proper health advice before adding any supplement to your diet. However, many people swear by them, citing everything from improved memory and sleep to increased energy and weight loss.