Ginseng is a medicinal root used in Chinese medicine to help reduce stress and fatigue, improving quality of life and providing longevity. It has stimulating and revitalizing properties that can help with lack of concentration, depression, arteriosclerosis, in addition to regulating blood pressure.
The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism’s defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
Ginseng can strengthen the immune system. Studies suggest that daily consumption of ginseng may increase the chances of cure in surgical patients and their quality of life. They also note that its consumption increases the effect of vaccines against diseases such as influenza, functioning as an immunostimulant. Ginsenosides act on macrophages, cells of the immune system, performing their immunomodulation.
There is little information about Panax Ginseng being toxic, but some studies reported side-effects that were mostly related to the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps) when consumed in very high doses in a continuous time.
The combination of these herbs is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to interact with each other in memory effects. Studies have observed that these herbs act in synergism, benefiting the quality of memory without influencing mood and attention.