Collections: Medicinal Herbal Blends
This blend is 30 servings, 1 TBS each or 90 servings, 1 tsp each.
A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
I like American ginseng because it’s a stress reducer and energizer. It also contains adaptogenic properties which helps regulate my body’s stress responses, and helps to balance my body. American ginseng is traditionally used to combat the effects of fatigue and stress. It’s also really helpful as an enhancer for my mental and physical performance while being an overall general health tonic. American ginseng contains zinc, vitamins A, B6, and C--as well as polysaccharide glycans (which is what gives American ginseng its energetic properties). American ginseng contains cooling properties, and is said to work best when taken in the hot months—but this doesn’t mean that I don’t take this healing herb in the cooler months either. I actually like it in the colder months because of its ability to fight physical and mental fatigue-- which for me, tend to happen more in the winter months than it does in the summer months. For me, I tend to need my stamina and mental alertness boosted more so in the wintertime, than in the summer. This is why American Ginseng is my all-year-round tool to boost my strength, focus, stamina, mental alertness, and memory. American ginseng is also said to have positive effect on the adrenal glands and kidneys, while also containing potent antioxidants which help to boost my immune system too.
If I was in a situation where I was dealing with post-chemo recovery, I would be bringing American ginseng into my life-- to help with the after effects of radiation.
Medical Medium says that American ginseng can help conditions such as ADD and ADHD, neuralgia, poor digestion, rheumatism, gout, reproductive issues, chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia, cholesterol issues, loss of appetite, Alzheimer’s disease, type II diabetes.
If I was battling a sluggish or bloated digestive tract; American Ginseng would be a part of my healing strategy. Since American ginseng is also known to increase estrogen levels in women, if I was suffering with menopause symptoms, I would be bringing American ginseng into my life as well. If I was dealing with cardiovascular issues, endocrine system disorders, or problems with my adrenals and pituitary gland; or if I needed to stimulate my central nervous system, American ginseng would be a part of my healing journey.
If I was pregnant, nursing, or if I was on blood thinning medication or other anticoagulant drugs, I would not take American ginseng. I would consult with my holistic practitioner or herbalist before administering American ginseng to my young children, but I would have no hesitation to make American ginseng tea for my older children or teenagers.
Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero)
Despite its name, Siberian Ginseng, it’s completely different from American (Panax quinquefolius) ginseng--it has different active chemical components. The active ingredients in Siberian ginseng, called eleutherosides, are known to stimulate the immune system. Siberian ginseng has been used in China & Russia for thousands of years to enhance the body’s vital energy, restore memory, and prevent colds and flu. It is still extensively used in Russia to help the body adjust to stressful conditions and to boost productivity inside the body. In Chinese medicine, it is appreciated for its beneficial effects on “qi” and its ability to treat “yang” deficiency in the spleen and kidneys.
In addition to all the above, I appreciate Siberian ginseng because it too helps to increase my endurance and mental performance (like American Ginseng). Siberian ginseng can improve the overall function of my cardiovascular system, while lowering my blood pressure, increasing my circulation, and decreasing my total cholesterol. Although it helps to increase blood flow to certain parts of my body, it also widens the blood vessels so more blood can flow with less strain to my arteries and vessels. Because it helps to decrease and balance cholesterol levels in my body, this lowers the chances of me suffering from atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
Regular use of Siberian ginseng helps to stimulate my body’s immune system—it can also help to prevent, and treat viruses, infections and disease. Medical Medium says that Siberian Ginseng can help to ease lower back pain, reduce stress damage, and reverse the aging process. He says it’s also excellent for adrenal fatigue and exhaustion, brain fog, depression, trauma, surgery, insomnia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Siberian ginseng is also well known for it’s ability to enhance athletic performance and endurance.
If I was dealing with any reproductive issues, Siberian ginseng would definitely be part of my healing strategy. This herb is known to support healthy uterine function, which can be quite useful in preventing female infertility--Males may experience an increased sperm count as well, as this herb has been known to boost testosterone levels, and could help reverse certain cases of male impotence.
Siberian ginseng was part of my healing strategy when I was suffering from painful and erratic menstrual cycles. This healing herb can positively affect hormone levels, and tone the large uterine muscle. These properties made it quite valuable for me to help ease some pain during my menstrual difficulties a few years back when I embarked on my Medical Medium healing journey.