MENTION the word ginseng and you would have in mind a plant with an elongated root with energy-promoting properties.
The history of ginseng dates as far back as circa 2,600 BC in the mountains of Northern China. For centuries, the plant has been revered for its health and longevity conferring properties. In China, wild ginseng roots that are more than 400 years old can fetch a whopping RM3,000 per ounce. While there are more than 10 species of ginseng in Asia, Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is considered one of the most precious among them.
Ginseng is used in traditional and herbal medicine to improve energy levels and concentration.
According to Prance and Nesbitt in their book, Cultural History of Plants, ginseng is used in the West to increase resistance to stress and fatigue, both mentally and physically.
The active ingredients found in ginseng are collectively called ginsenosides.
In a published article in 2008, the author cited that the number of ginsenoside types contained in Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (38 ginsenosides) is substantially more than that of ginsenosides contained in American ginseng (19 ginsenosides).
In addition, Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer was found to contain more active compounds such as phenols, polypeptides, alkaloids and polysaccharides than American and Sanchi ginseng.
Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is one of the most well-studied species of ginseng with more than 70 published papers citing its various health promoting benefits.
In fact, it is the only species of ginseng currently used in Ginsana products. Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer has been made as the reference plant for ginseng in both the WHO and Escop Monographs.
Plant-based herbal medicine generally has an issue when it comes to consistency, making it hard to know how much active ingredients you are actually taking when for instance you, chew a root of ginseng.
For this reason, standardisation is used to ensure that you are getting the exact same amount of active ingredients each time you take the product.
Each capsule of Ginsana contains 100mg of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (standardised extract of 4% ginsenosides). With this standardisation process, consumers are said to be assured of the quality and efficacy of the product. There is a potential for everyone to I live life to its fullest
Sometimes, the secret to this involves making simple choices in our life, like making Ginsana a part of your daily regime. Ginsana is available in a new attractive packing in selected pharmacies nationwide from August. Ginsana is distributed exclusively by Sun Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd. KKLIU1122/2012/ABPC