Have you heard of the herb called Panax Ginseng? In some places, this is also called Asian Ginseng. In the past, Panax Ginseng could be found growing in the wild in north-eastern China, eastern Russia, and North Korea. Continue reading below this post prepared by herbalists near Ballarat and Castlemaine to learn the amazing benefits this healing herb can offer.

Today, this herb is rarely seen in the wild, but is instead commercially cultivated in Japan, China, and Korea. It is a well-known adaptogen that helps support health. Improving your body’s ability to adapt to and cope with cold, illness, stress, and fatigue.

Folklore & Energetics

As the roots of this herb often resemble a walking man, it was believed that it could be used to treat all conditions that affected man. The shape was believed to be a hint to what it could be used to treat.

Energetically, this herb is sweet, warm, and slightly bitter. It is known to help replenish your vital energy, making it a great herb for people who are low in energy or who have had an illness for a long time. It is well known for promoting longevity and health. It is also linked to wisdom.

Panax Ginseng: Modern Uses

Panax Ginseng is used for a wide variety of purposes, including:

  • Helps to support the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenals.
  • Improves energy for people who are tired or stressed.
  • Supports recovery from disease or injury.
  • Helps to support cardiovascular health.
  • As a tonic for health and longevity.
  • To help support immune system function.
  • Supports metabolism and blood glucose levels.

Do you want to discover more healing herbs around the community? Collect some from our herbal pharmacy.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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