Ginseng: A Natural Stress Reliever!

by | Updated: July 3rd, 2012 | Read time: 1 minute

Many of us probably have heard that ginseng may support healthy energy levels. But did you know that ginseng may also help relieve stress, promote relaxation and generate an overall feeling of well-being? Well, read on and learn more!

For centuries, ginseng has been used as an energy tonic by the Chinese, who continue to use it for this purpose even today. In the Western world, ginseng is being studied for a number of purposes, from treating stress to increasing levels of alertness and mental clarity. Ginseng is believed to help support normal response to stress in both men and women.  

Ginseng contains a number of compounds which seem to be unique to this plant. Many of these elements seem to have a strong effect on the adrenal glands, which rest on the top of the kidneys. The function of the adrenal glands is to secrete hormones which are used to ward off both physical and emotional stress. It is believed that this effect on the adrenal glands is responsible for the stress fighting power of ginseng. So next time you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by the demands of life, remember that Ginseng may help you feel great!