Panax Ginseng Epilepsy Treatment
Also known as Chinese Ginseng, Asiatic ginseng, Japanese Ginseng, Korean Red ginseng, Red Ginseng, Oriental ginseng.
The name “Panax” comes from the Greek word “panacea”, meaning “cure all”. The medicinal properties of Panax ginseng are found in both the leaf and its light tan root.
Ginseng is the most famous rejuvenator. It detoxifies the blood, feeds and stimulates the brain, nervous system, aids digestion, improves metabolism, normalizes glucose levels in the blood, help on assimilation of vitamins and minerals and helps in improving fertility in men. Saponius in Panax Ginseng protects the liver cells from damage when exposed to toxic chemicals. Ginseng also has beneficial effects on cellular growth, ginseng stimulate DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), protein and lipid synthesis. The stimulating effect of ginseng on the cells, glands and organs will only be up to normal, ginseng doesn’t have an over stimulation effect.
Epilepsy: The effect of ginseng in the treatment of epilepsy is not immediate, but continuous and prolonged use brings a complete cure. A case I’ve read was a young kid age 10 that had his first attack of epileptic seizures (idiopathic type of epilepsy) at age 9 months. EEG examination was positive. He was given conventional drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy like Phenobarbital. Seizure still recurred daily, twice or once a week. Ginseng was given as supplement at the age of 4years at a dose of 100mg. and attacks lessened, both in intensity and frequency after one year of intake. At age 6, convulsions disappeared completely. At the age of 7, after a year without attacks, EEG became normal. All medications were discontinued except ginseng. It was believed recovery would have been even faster if the dosage was increased as the child grew.
The cure was due to the rejuvenation of the brain cells. There is also proper formation of acetylcholine and choline-sterase. Acetylcholine stimulates the nerve cell to generate small electric charge which is transmitted to the next cell carrying messages back and forth from the brain. Choline-sterase enables the nerve cell to recuperate and recharge itself. Thus promotes the normal formation and transmission of impulses. There are also many instances where seizures stopped completely when only ginseng was given. No conventional drugs were used in the treatment of their epilepsy.
There is no available man made drug that can bring about a cure in epilepsy. Drugs such as Phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazephine, are only used to diminish the intensity, duration and frequency of attacks.
Adults with epilepsy may take 400mg to 600mg of Panax ginseng processed by modern methods, or you can follow the dosage of the product you purchase.
Ginseng may be given as a treatment in all types of disease especially those that are known to be incurable by modern medicine. It has no contraindications.
Don’t take ginseng with Vitamin C or fruit juices (citrus juices especially). Vitamin C destroy ginseng. Take your Vitamin C 4hours after you have taken ginseng.
Taking Ginseng with Golden Sage helps to prevent rheumatism, neuralgia, hemorrhages and improves teeth. It helps in the prevention of spasms and chills, colds and pleurisy. It is also found beneficial against migraines and headaches.
Royal Jelly and Ginseng is one of the most energizing and vitalizing combination, given that the nutritional values in each stimulate brain and nervous function and provide the muscles with vital energy. Both products work as adapters they help the body obtain stability in moments of stress and nervous tension.
Panax ginseng is considered an adaptogen” because of its unique ability to normalize whatever is out of balance in the body.
It works to stimulate and improve the working of the brain with it’s oxygenation properties. It is therefore beneficial in promoting physical and mental alertness.
It is believed to increase women’s level of hormones therefore recommended for menopausal symptoms.
It not only inhibits the production of cancer cells but actually converts the abnormal cells into normal ones.
Panax ginseng possesses a stimulatory effect on sexual function in males and females that is why ginseng has reputation for enhancing sexual desire.
It increases sperm production with a marked decrease in erectile dysfunction. It may be taken by mouth or applied topically, directly to the penis to treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Panax ginseng helps lower the blood alcohol content by reducing absorption from the stomach.
Panax ginseng decreases harmful LDL cholesterol and increases beneficial cholesterol HDL levels.
Panax ginseng stimulates weight and tissue growth and thereby enhances the body’s resistance to disease.
Safety: Panax ginseng is a mild herb and is considered safe. The recommended daily dose is small and large doses of ginseng are not recommended or necessary. Taking large doses of ginseng in combination with stimulants, including caffeine, is also not recommended.
Side Effects: Side effects associated with taking Panax ginseng are generally mild and temporary. They usually diminish after a few days and they may include: Blood pressure changes, Breast pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Headache, Heart rate changes, Insomnia, Itching, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Nervousness.
Studies recommend that ginseng should not be used continuously for periods of time longer than three months. The recommended period of use is one month followed by a rest period of two months.
Ginseng is best avoided by those with high blood pressure or anxiety conditions and during pregnancy.
Panax ginseng has been shown to increase the time blood needs to clot. When it is taken with anti-platelet or anticoagulant drugs, the effect of the drug may be increased, possibly resulting in uncontrolled bleeding.
It is important to know that taking ginseng is not a substitute for other medical interventions. Always ask for your doctors approval if you are planning to take other herbal remedies.