Health & Beauty / Men / Women

Is Ginseng good for the skin?

I’m sure many of you are familiar or heard of the Ginseng Plant which is especially popular in the Asian regions. Ginseng is one of the 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants (plants that live for more than 2 years) with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae.

In most Asian or Chinese Traditions, the root of this plant has been used by many generations to prevent and even cure illnesses. The Ginseng root is known to possess natural medicinal and health benefits, for instance to lower down blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels, assist in the body’s metabolic rate, provide mental alertness, boost energy levels and the body’s immunity system, among a long list of things.

There are various types or form of Ginseng for instance the Asian (root), American, Sun, Red or Korean Ginseng, each of which posts unique benefits if not similar. However, because Ginseng is also known to increase the body heat if taken excessively, internal consumption as with most supplements or beneficial food types should be consumed accordingly to suit individual body needs.

External application of Ginseng is also great for the skin and helps to revitalize the skin’s overall texture. Ginseng can assist to balance oil glands and even smooth away fine lines. In some instances the natural nutrients in Ginseng can even work to reduce facial scarring or marks. Ginseng creams or Serums alongside with other added Vitamins or a combination of essential ingredients can essentially be top listed as some of the beauty secrets to a healthy looking skin.

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