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More Energy with Ginseng

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on August 15, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH

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Many of us often wish we had a bit more energy to see us through the day. American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is a classic adaptogen that improves vigor and energy, helps the body torecover from illness, and increases resistance to environmental stresses.

It has an overall gentler, less “stimulating” energy than Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng), and both can help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Wild stands of American Ginseng have been over-harvested in North America, however, so it’s all the more important to purchase products which use only sustainably grown plants!

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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American Ginseng has traditionally been used to help maintain energy and vitality, improve recovery from fatigue, and protect against adrenal exhaustion.

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