So today, I entered a bus back home from work and on that bus there was a bus marketer( those people who sell products in public transport). This man was selling ginseng tea and started talking about how beneficial this tea is to the overall body system and how Chinese people live longer than the average man lifespan due to the herbs and one of which is the ginseng tea.
Normally I do not patronize these people but when he got to the part where he stated that this tea helps to eliminate menstrual pain, quickly I adjusted myself to hear him well because since I started my period when I was thirteen I have always experienced menstrual cramp up to the point that I was wishing not to menstruate again not until in 2011 when a nurse introduced me to diclofenac 100mg, my menstrual pain became less severe but I was worried because i felt it was too much for my system then just last month, I had a terrible cramp again and this time it took 6 diclofenac , 2 felvin and of cause prayers (I believe it was the prayers that worked) before the pain subsided.
So I just decided in the bus that why don’t I just buy 3 sachet of the tea which cot #250 and give it a try. Immediately I got home, I started searching the internet for Ginseng and its benefits hence I am sharing all the information I could grab with you.
Ginseng is a medicinal root plant which grows widely in the Asian part of the world mostly in China, Korea and Siberia to be precise. It is a root plant like ginger and mostly grouped as a homeopathic medicine. It is a natural medicine which has gained wide acceptance over a period of time and it is consumed in form of tea, capsule and root extract. The herb is beneficial to humans and some of which are listed below:
1. Ginseng acts as a natural energy drink by regulating the body metabolism and improving stamina hence rather than taking those sugar-laced commercial energy drinks, why not just try ginseng tea which not only does the work of an energy drink but also serves other benefit to the body
2. It is great for weight watchers as it helps them to control their weight as ginseng is a natural appetite suppressant, thereby controlling obesity.
3. Ginseng helps to ease menstrual cramp (yay) and also helps to boost oestrogen production in women approaching the menopause stage hence improving their libido.
4. Ginseng helps to even out skin complexion as it is rich in anti-oxidants which slows down the reactions of chemicals in turn getting rid of dead skin cell and making a more beautiful skin be revealed. It helps in the rehydration and regeneration of skin cells.
5. Ginseng helps to balance body metabolism which in turn treats skin diseases like eczema, rough skin, acne and so on.
6. Ginseng helps to increase the production of skin collagen that helps the skin to be more elastic and toned therefore reducing wrinkles, fine lines and cellulites.
7. Ginseng helps to improve the immune system by helping the body to fight off diseases hence stimulating hair growth (by stimulating blood circulation).
The man in the bus warned against using ginseng for children under the age of 10 because it reduces the blood sugar level and sugar is needed by young growing body so pregnant women and nursing mother should stay off it. During my research I found this to be true, also it could increase nausea, dizziness and migraine (which as a migraine sufferer it is a big no no for me). I would still give it a try though.
Now I actually came up with this DIY because I don’t want to drink the tea now till I am close to my period so I will try a tea facial toner by just making a hot ginseng tea and letting it cool off before applying it to my face. That is all
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