Boosts Energy Levels
Ginseng boosts energy levels. The open-access science journal PLOS One published a study in 2013 that involved ninety otherwise healthy patients with idiopathic chronic fatigue. They were given either ginseng or a placebo. The researchers took blood samples and asked the participants about the amount of fatigue they felt. At the end of the four-week trial, the researchers found the patients who had been given ginseng showed far more energy than the patients who had been given the placebo.
Also, in 2013, researchers in Brazil conducted a twelve-week study involving thirty-eight patients with fibromyalgia, who were divided into three separate groups. The first got a placebo, the second got a conventional medication called amitriptyline, and the final group got ginseng. Interestingly, all three groups showed improvement during the twelve weeks. By the end of the twelve weeks, the group given ginseng showed a 46.5 percent decrease in fatigue, along with improvements in sleep, anxiety, and pain.
Continue reading to reveal more ways in which ginseng is beneficial to health.