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Ginseng, The Root of Healing Wonders

Ginseng, The Root of Healing Wonders

If you live a stressful life or perhaps looking for something to maintain your general health, then look no further than the all-healing ginseng. Here are some ways ginseng can benefit you.

Ginseng has long been a go-to ingredient for plenty of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) remedies. Given the TCM belief that illnesses result from imbalances within the body’s yin (cooling energy or qi) and yang (warm energy), it is no wonder that ginseng is an esteemed herbal remedy - as its properties lend themselves well to dealing with yin-yang imbalances. 

Two Main Categories
Asian ginseng and American ginseng. Each with its own unique properties: American ginseng contains cooling properties or yin, unlike its Asian counterpart. On the other hand, Chinese and Korean ginseng have more warming properties, or yang, with Korean ginseng often considered to be the most potent of all variations. So, knowing your ginseng and understanding how it works is useful in dealing with yin or yang deficiencies and balancing qi (life-giving energy).

When your qi is balanced, you will experience a number of beneficial changes. Here are some ways that ginseng may help.

Increases energy levels
A 2016 study found promising evidence of ginseng reducing fatigue1. Likewise, a study on patients suffering from chronic fatigue saw overall improvements in self-ratings for physical and mental fatigue and attributed these benefits to the antioxidant properties of ginseng2.

This research only serves to support the longstanding use of ginseng in TCM to boost energy and fight fatigue. While ginseng can be taken in many forms, Eu Yan Sang’s Pure American Ginseng Capsules are an easy natural supplement to take amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life for an on-the-go energy boost.

Strengthens the immune system
Even as our lives are slowly returning to normalcy, it is likely that the pandemic has made a lasting impression on the importance of our immune systems. Whether it comes in Soup or Extract form, people have been consuming ginseng for centuries as a means of enhancing resistance to illnesses and maintaining a strong immune system. 

In addition, ginseng may be beneficial to controlling inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and arthritis, and microbial infections3

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Diabetes rates in Singapore had risen significantly in the recent years4. In light of this increase, it is all the more important that we actively take measures to regulate our blood sugar levels, regardless of whether we have diabetes or not. Studies have suggested that all variants of ginseng – Chinese, American or Korean – may decrease blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics5

Improves Cognitive Function
Ginseng also has promising effects on overall brain function, potentially improving memory, behaviour dysfunctions and even mood. Preliminary research has also found that short-term consumption of ginseng can bring about increased calmness and improved mental performance6

Korean Red Ginseng has been linked to prevention of early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a degenerative condition that progressively destroys one’s cognitive functions and ability to perform simple tasks of daily living. These benefits are derived from the anti-oxidative properties of ginsenosides, a major active component of ginseng.

Ginseng is undoubtedly a great addition to your diet, for all the benefits listed and more. You can now consume it according to your preference - From tonic soups, to extracts and even delicious teas!


Eu Yan Sang’s American Ginseng Tonic Soup
Looking for a delicious and nourishing way to regain yin and yang balance, or perhaps to nourish your qi? Try Eu Yan Sang’s American Ginseng Tonic soup which contains the highest quality ingredients to help boost your vitality. 

Ginseng is an extremely versatile ingredient that reduces fatigue and restores life-giving qi and yin. It has strong cooling properties and can strengthen your immune system.

Eu Yan Sang’s American Wild Ginseng Capsules
For thousands of years, people have used ginseng as an anti-aging agent. However, also renowned for its ability to increase the body’s resistance to stress, ginseng is the go-to ingredient for individuals with hectic schedules. Eu Yan Sang’s American Wild Ginseng Capsules bring together the best of the east and the west. Formulated with pure American wild ginseng and vitamin B1, B2 and B6, these convenient capsules are known to:
•    Promote a healthy nervous system
•    Improve performance
•    Strengthen the body
•    Relieve Fatigue

Eu Yan Sang’s American Wild Ginseng Tea
With Eu Yan Sang, consuming ginseng for overall health maintenance is easy. Taking one cup of American Wild Ginseng Tea may help your body recover from illnesses, such as a cold or flu, boost mental energy, replenish body fluids, and remove excess heat known to cause sore throats, coughing and many other ailments. 

Eu Yan Sang’s Premium Korean Red Ginseng Extract
Looking to boost your vitality and immunity? Our 6 year-grown Premium Korean Red Ginseng Extract formulation contains the full spectrum of ginsenosides and phytonutrients – up to 1.4 to 2 times that of the younger roots. Energise yourself on-the-go with the conveniently packaged sachets!





  1National Library of Medicine, “Efficacy of Ginseng Supplements on Fatigue and Physical Performance: A Meta-Analysis
  2PubMed, “Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
  3PubMed, “Ginseng, the ‘Immunity Boost’: The Effects of Panax ginseng on Immune System
  4New Straits Times, Slight increase in diabetes prevalence despite 5-year war against disease
  5PubMed, “Review of Ginseng Anti-Diabetic Studies
  6PubMed, “Single doses of Panax ginseng (G11) reduce blood glucose levels and improve cognitive performance during sustained mental activity” and “Panax ginseng (G115) improves aspects of working memory performance and subjective ratings of calmness in healthy young adults

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