Panax Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb that in both traditional and modern application has been used to assist the body deal with stress and also strengthen the body and address conditions such as impotence, fatigue, weakness and tiredness. It is a potent tonic herb and has many beneficial and stimulatory effects on the body, its pharmacological effects include:
Sexual Function and Reproduction
Male Sexual Function
Ginseng has been traditionally used to treat sexual impotency and increase virility. In China, ginseng is considered a panacea for impotency. The Chinese and Native Americans used it as an aphrodisiac. As well as acting on the hormonal system, constituents of ginseng have also been shown to directly induce vasodilation in penile erectile tissue. An American study of 46 men using American ginseng found an increase in sperm count as well as motility.
Female Reproductive System
Native Americans used ginseng to increase fertility and treat menstrual problems. The Cherokees referred to ginseng as "The Plant of Life" and used it to help relieve female problems such as menstrual cramps and excessive bleeding. American ginseng has gentle estrogenic properties that may be useful in treating menopause symptoms, but without the potential side effects of estrogenic drugs (such as cancer, stroke, and thromboembolism). One study involving 384 postmenopausal women compared the use of ginseng to a placebo for relief of menopause related symptoms. Benefit was seen for depression and general well-being and health. Another study supported improvement in vaginal lubrication in menopausal women.
Results of animal and human studies suggest that ginseng can improve physical endurance during prolonged exercise by exerting an effect on the respiratory system and also on energy metabolism. Studies suggest that the mechanism of increased endurance may be that of enhancing the use of fat relative to that of sugar for the energy needs of muscles. These studies confirm what athletes and bodybuilders alike have experienced when adding ginseng to their training supplement regimen.
It also has other general health properties as follows:
1. Adaptogenic effect for the body under various environmental stress
2. Improves memory and learning ability
3. Stimulates ACTH secretion and enhances physical performance
4. Enhances the immune response by increasing the function of the reticuloendothelial system and increasing total IgM count
5. Lowers blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis
6. Hepatoprotective - Has a protective effect in treating various liver disorders
We use a highly concentrated pure ginseng extract in Black Dragon to ensure you get the maximum performance enhancing effect from this plant.