Siberian Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what Siberian Ginseng can be used for:

  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Depression Mild
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Immunity
  • Impotence
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Memory
  • Obesity
  • Sleeplessness
  • Viral Conditions Infections
  • Virility

Natural Remedies using Siberian Ginseng

Take Siberian ginseng tincture to increase your resistance to stress – this herb can be taken long term; for many months if necessary. For precautions see page 152. Adults: 1-4ml diluted with some water, 1-2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2.

Coping with stress is not always easy, and our ability to manage it varies throughout our lives and according to the nature of the stress. Siberian ginseng can increase your resistance to stress: it works as a general tonic for all body systems including the nervous system, and it makes you more resilient to life’s pressures. I recommend using Siberian ginseng in specific situations when you expect an unusual increase in stress: for instance, during exams or when you need to meet deadlines at work. Korean ginseng works in a similar way, but it is much stronger and is considered not suitable for anyone under 40. The ability to cope with stress can be also related to your adrenal function, which can be improved with specific herbs but is best treated under the supervision of a herbalist. See also Chapter 18.

Alzheimers Disease, Bacterial Infections, Depression Mild, Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Immunity, Impotence, Infections, Insomnia, Memory, Obesity, Sleeplessness, Viral Conditions Infections, Virility

The Benefit of using Siberian Ginseng as a natural cure

Siberian ginseng, or ashwaganda, or Korean ginseng (see pages 152 and 153): all three herbs are improvers of mental and physical performance and stamina.

I strongly recommend combining liquorice with a relaxing herb of your choice. It also mixes well with Siberian ginseng or ashwaganda.

Siberian ginseng belongs to the group of herbs called adaptogens. Such herbs help the body to adapt to stress, whether physical or mental. They do so by improving the functioning of all the body’s systems, which makes the whole organism more resilient to stress. The results are perceived as better energy, better functioning, better concentration, better memory, better endurance and better immune responses. This enhancement of physical and mental abilities leads to greater levels of efficiency in performing a particular task, which should leave you more time for proper rest. In fact, sleep becomes deeper and more refreshing as well. Overall, not only do you start feeling more energetic but you can also do more in a shorter time.

Ashwaganda, an Ayurvedic herb which can be cultivated in the UK, is also an adaptogen. Its range of actions is similar to that of Siberian ginseng, but it also includes anti-inflammatory and mild sedative properties. This herb would make a better choice for somebody whose low energy arises from illness, either current or recent (e.g. depression, cancer, influenza, chronic fatigue syndrome or anaemia). It also helps to rebuild muscle strength after a period of physical inactivity. You can use this herb on its own to improve your energy or in a mix that will address other aspects of your health. Ashwaganda can be taken for long periods of time.