It is commonly touted for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It could also help regulate blood sugar
levels and have benefits for some cancers. What's more, ginseng
may strengthen the immune system, enhance brain function, fight fatigue
and improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction
. Ginseng has also been reputed as an aphrodisiac and is used to treat sexual dysfunction
as well as to enhance sexual behaviour in traditional chinese medical practices..in addition, ginseng is found to improve the sperm quality and count of healthy individuals as well as patients with treatment-related infertility.
The dosage varies for different conditions like
for alzheimer's disease
: 4.5 to 9 grams of panax ginseng root daily for 12 weeks has been used.
For chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd
): 100 mg to 6 grams of panax ginseng three times daily for up to 3 months has been used.
For mental function: 200 to 400 mg of a specific panax ginseng extract (g115, pharmaton sa, lugano, switzerland) taken once daily or in two divided doses for up to 12 weeks, or 200 to 960 mg as a single dose, has been used.
For erectile dysfunction: 1400 to 2700 mg of panax ginseng, taken in two or three divided doses per day for up to 12 weeks, has been used.
: 200 mg of panax ginseng extract (g115) daily, starting 4 weeks before getting a flu shot and continuing for 8 weeks after, has been used. Also, 1 gram of panax ginseng extract three times daily for 12 weeks has also been used.
For multiple sclerosis-related fatigues: 250 mg of panax ginseng twice daily for 3 months has been used.
For sexual arousal: 3 grams of korean red ginseng, a form of panax ginseng, daily for 8 weeks has been used. A specific combination product (arginmax for women, the daily wellness company), taken daily for 4 weeks, has also been used.
Applied to the skin:
for premature ejaculation
: a cream (ss-cream) containing panax ginseng and other ingredients has been applied to the glans penis one hour before intercourse and washed off before intercourse.