Ginseng Root, American, Tincture, New Dimensions®

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$18.99

Manufacturer Kroeger Herb Products
Supply 2 Weeks
Form Liquid
Potency 1:5 Ratio
Size 1 oz.
Structure Function Reference Energy

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Ginseng Root, American, Tincture, New Dimensions®

Stimulant, adaptogen, mild stomach tonic. Helpful for loss of appetite, useful for indigestion and nervous disorders.

Directions:

Shake well. Use 15 drops 3 times a day or as recommended by a health care professional. May be used in a glass of water or directly on back of tongue. Warm water helps evaporate the alcohol.

Ingredients:

American Ginseng root extract (1:5) in alcohol (40%) and distilled water. 38 drops equals 450 mg.

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“Elixirs of Life” – Adaptogen Herbs for Natural Longevity

Certain icons throughout history are so important we are unable to overlook them. They have left such a lasting impression on our society that their mark will go down in history, forever remembered for their strength. In the world of herbs and natural health, Ginseng is one of those icons.

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Certain icons throughout history are so important we are unable to overlook them. They have left such a lasting impression on our society that their mark will go down in history, forever remembered for their strength. In the world of herbs and natural health, Ginseng is one of those icons.

Ginseng – an Herbal Icon of Life

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By the early 1900s, stories of ginseng’s soul-strengthening, eye-brightening, and heart-opening abilities had spread so far that Korea could no longer keep up with the world-wide demand. Deep in the Manchuria Mountains of China,Ginseng was originally used as food, but the positive effect the root had on villagers was undeniable. By the third century AD, ginseng was so highly valued for its strength-giving and rejuvenating powers that it had become an emblem of life itself. The demand for ginseng root had become so high that it fueled the Chinese silk trade in Korea. Many Chinese emperors revered the herb so strongly that they were willing to pay buckets of gold for a single root, in hopes of becoming the strongest and most agile emperor in history. Ginseng became an icon of health and life.

Modern research has provided us with copious amounts of information about the miracle root Ginseng. With more than 28 therapeutic elements, ginseng is rich in vitamins and minerals, and can truly help the body in a natural way. Ginseng is one of the few herbs known as an adaptogen. Ginseng has led the way for adaptogen herbs throughout most of the world, and is now widely available as an herbal tincture.

The Power of Adaptogens

Adaptogen herbs get their name from their “adaptable” traits. Adaptogens interact with each body in a unique way. By regulating various hormones, these powerful herbs can provide all-over body support. Cherished in ancient medicine as “longevity herbs,” adaptogens harmonize with your body, providing a multitude of benefits. Among the most well-known adaptogens in the western world is Schizandra, made popular by Dr. Oz, who called the herb a miracle remedy for anti-aging. Schizandra is called the “Eastern Prince” for its power and strength. Several herbs provide benefits similar to Schizandra and Ginseng. In fact, other herbs may even address your personal needs more directly.

An Elixir of Life – Tulsi

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil has been taken for decades to promote longevity of life

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is referred to as an “elixir of life” in Ayurveda. Also thought to promote longevity, Tulsi helps balance hormones in the body. The herb will benefit type 2 diabetics by reducing blood glucose levels, and may reduce cholesterol. Like many adaptogens, Tulsi is rich in antioxidants, which gives it strong anti-tumoral properties, protects the body from radiation, and scavenges for free radicals. As a cardioprotective medicine, Tulsi promotes good heart health. Its beneficial properties do not end there—an immunity booster, Tulsi preparations have been used to treat the common cold and ward off infection!

Ashwagandha – Ginseng’s potent and undiscovered cousin

Also an Indian herb, Ashwagandha is slowly gaining popularity among health and wellnessenthusiasts. Known as Indian Ginseng by some, Ashwagandha interacts with the body’s Thyroid. By regulating Thyroid hormones, Ashwagandha can provide relief for a number of ailments. In ancient times, the herb was applied directly to tumors. Its antioxidant properties may slow the growth of cancer cells. As with many adaptogens, the herb will help regulate blood glucose levels and therefore may be beneficial to diabetics. Ostearthritis patients may also take interest in Ashwagandha, as it can provide symptom and pain relief. The herb is naturally sedative, and can help ease stress and anxiety. Along with antioxidants and medicinal compounds, Ashwagandha  is a great source of iron. Its high iron content will increase hemoglobin levels, which is beneficial to anemic patients.

Looking for more on adaptogens? Get a little bit of background information, or read about how they support the entire body. If you’re deciding which adaptogen is best for you, take a look at this article on Rhodiola Rosea.

Check out this infographic about adaptogen herbs and their uses!

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Adaptogenic Herbs – Whole Body Health

Having a wide variety of the purest products on our shelves, it’s not uncommon that people ask “What’s your favorite herb?” or “What do you take every day?” While the answer may differ as far as the name of the herb I am taking is concerned, the type of herb remains the same…I love adaptogens.

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Having a wide variety of the purest products on our shelves, it’s not uncommon that people ask “What’s your favorite herb?” or “What do you take every day?” While the answer may differ as far as the name of the herb I am taking is concerned, the type of herb remains the same…I love adaptogens.

shizandra berry

Mildly sedative, a small dose of Schizandra will help calm the nerves and relax the body.

Adaptogens are herbs that have been around for thousands of years; they’re the basis of Ayurvedic healing in India and are known as Superior Herbs in Chinese medicine. To be considered adaptogenic, an herb must meet each of these three requirements:

  1. The herb must produce a nonspecific response. For example, an adaptogenic herb will allow your body to “adapt” to an increase in multiple stressors, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally.
  2. The herb will have a normalizing influence on the system. If you are having difficulty sleeping and have little energy each day, for example, an adaptogenic herb will assist you in getting proper rest as well as providing you with energy during the day.
  3. The herb is innocuous and does not hinder normal and healthy bodily function.

What makes adaptogenic herbs so unique is that they provide wellness for the entire body, not just one symptom or complaint. Because the day-to-day stressors of life impact us both mentally and physically, adaptogens work towards providing our bodies with a balance among the up and down. Stress at work, lack of sleep, changes in schedules, illness, a long to-do list, or the loss of a loved one are only a few examples of some of the stressors that can impact our body negatively but can be lessened with the introduction of adaptogens.

How do adaptogenic herbs benefit the function of our bodies in such a big way? Because they are immunocompetent herbs (the capacity for a normal immune response), adaptogens allow our bodies to respond to antigen exposure in a normal way and support our systems when we are sick or are undergoing surgeries or chronic illness. Recovery time can be improved, some illnesses may be able to be avoided altogether and the function of the immune system is strengthened with the normal use of adaptogenic herbs. Aside from benefiting the immune system and the body’s ability to fight illness, adaptogenic herbs are also known as anti-stress herbs and support the healthy function of the brain to improve mood, clarity of thought, mental performance, and our ability to cope with the stress of day-to-day life.

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Maca root is a powerful adaptogen to improve fertility for both men and women

There are several adaptogenic herbs with some being true standouts in the crowd. Schizandra, for example, is an excellent adaptogenic herb for liver and mood support, sexual and reproductive function, and lack of energy. Ashwagandha has been known as the “Gold Standard” upon which all other adaptogens are compared and is the most revered tonic of Ayurvedic medicine (and it’s coming soon to our shelves from Kroeger Herb!). Ginseng is probably the most well-known adaptogenic herb on the market and provides support for men’s reproductive health and improved energy levels for both sexes.

While each adaptogen has a primary focus or benefit on the body, it’s important to remember that for an herb to be considered an adaptogen, it must support whole body health and healing.

Schizandra

How an adaptogenic herb impacts my health will be different from how it will positively impact yours as there are different needs for your system. Trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, increase in stress, or even fighting off a cold will change how an adaptogenic herb will benefit you because the herb will fill in the gaps as needed for a fully functioning, healthy system.

After taking one type of adaptogenic herb for a few months, you may notice that the benefits begin to plateau and you aren’t experiencing as many benefits as you once were. At this point it’s recommended that you switch to another adaptogenic herb so you’re able to continually experience the full body benefits on an ongoing basis. Adaptogenic herbs are non-toxic to the system so there is no concern with having “too much” of any of this group of herbs when following the dosage on the bottle. Want to learn more about adaptogens? Take a look at these informative adaptogen posts.

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Powerful Adaptogens – Herbs for Whole Body Health

In the world of herbal remedies there are several choices for ailments; feverfew for migraines, turmeric for inflammation, or bilberry for eye support, for example. Having a this-for-that approach to herbal medications is a great concept but also presents some of us with skepticism for adaptogens which enhance the body’s overall function, not a specific condition or ailment. Powerful adaptogens, or “longevity herbs” as they are referred to in the East, have been used for thousands of years to maintain the body’s vitality and are catching on in the West.

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In the world of herbal remedies there are several choices for ailments; feverfew for migraines, turmeric for inflammation, or bilberry for eye support, for example. Having a this-for-that approach to herbal medications is a great concept but also presents some of us with skepticism for adaptogens which enhance the body’s overall function, not a specific condition or ailment. Powerful adaptogens, or “longevity herbs” as they are referred to in the East, have been used for thousands of years to maintain the body’s vitality and are catching on in the West. Want to support your body’s immune system and organ function, improve stamina, recover from illness quicker, address mood and sleep disorders, or help cut the stress from your life? Enter some of our favorite adaptogens.

How we survive depends on how we adapt and this is the basis for how adaptogenic herbs got their name. Adaptogens reduce the effects of physical, environmental, and psychological stress on the body and some have been shown to boost the heart, liver, immune system, and mental health of the person taking them. While it is hard to pinpoint exactly how adaptogens promote longevity, it stands to reason that any herb or natural product that improves the function of the organs and greatly reduces stress levels will indeed extend your days.

Powerful Adaptogen: Schizandra

Schizandra is a powerful adaptogen for whole body health

Schizandra is a powerful adaptogen for whole body health

This 5-flavor berry has been enjoying the spotlight since it was discussed on Dr. Oz recently and people around the world are discovering how a tiny berry can have a big impact on their health. Schizandra has been a medicinal wonder in China for thousands of years as a full body remedy. Its key use historically has been as a beauty aid for younger skin, a preserver of youth in providing energy to the body naturally, a powerful sexual tonic, and as a remedy to speed recovery. The liver is the organ most improved by the use of Schizandra though it does support others. Read more about Schizandra as a potent anti-aging supplement here.

Powerful Adaptogen: Reishi

The “mushroom of immortality” in Taoist tradition is used to manage age-related disorders like high cholesterol, arthritis, immune disorders, coronary heart disease, while increasing energy and enhancing overall health. This capsule from Source Naturals provides support to the immune system and is a favorite around the shop during illnesses because it combines 16 of the most powerful mushrooms, including reishi, to defend the body against sickness. Learn more about mushrooms as a natural remedy for illness  that outlines some of the most powerful herbs for sickness!

Powerful Adaptogen: Ginseng

Ginseng is a powerful adaptogen for both sexes but is especially potent for men.

Ginseng is a powerful adaptogen for both sexes but is especially potent for men.

American Ginseng has shown promise in addressing a range of ailments including nervous disorders, promoting the health of the stomach, and stimulating energy levels; it is especially helpful for loss of appetite and indigestion. American Ginseng from Kroeger Herb provides support to the prostate and enhances energy and performance in men (read more about this herb for men here) but it isn’t just for the guys! Women can greatly benefit from the boost Ginseng can provide to energy levels. Feel like you’re always on the go and need a little natural pep? The 1 ounce tincture from Kroeger Herb is the perfect size to fit in your bag so you can keep it with you for a quick boost anytime!

Powerful Adaptogen – Holy Basil

If the impact of stress in your life is a major concern, this adaptogen could be a good place to start. Holy Basil is a sacred plant in Ayurveda, the traditional therapeutic system of India, and enhances the body’s ability to cope with and minimize stress. Holy Basil is often referred to as tulsi or “the incomparable one” and is considered matchless for reducing stress, increasing vitality and energy, and promoting longevity. Add to those benefits the fact that hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems can be addressed with this herb. Want to learn more about ways to cope with stress? Check out this post with 5 easy steps to reduce it!

Please remember that with adaptogens as with any herbal product, benefits won’t be seen over night so approach their use with patience. The power in adaptogens is that you are supporting your entire body with the use of one herb and assisting your system in adapting to the changes in environment, mood, immune system, and so on. Don’t be afraid to experiment with adaptogens! Once you have tried Holy Basil for a few months (for example) give Schizandra a try. There are so many benefits for the system from this powerful group of herbs that taking a variety of them over time will provide.

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How to Overcome Depression Naturally

Moodiness, anxiety, fatigue, sadness, and a drastic loss or increase in appetite are some signs of a struggle with depression. While reaching for a prescription may seem like a quick and easy way to overcome depression, there are natural ways to support your body and mind in an effort to become well. Essential oils and herbs can play a major role in providing your body with what it needs, on a basic level, to keep you going day-to-day without the battle of depression.

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Moodiness, anxiety, fatigue, sadness, and a drastic loss or increase in appetite are some signs of a struggle with depression. While reaching for a prescription may seem like a quick and easy way to overcome depression, there are natural ways to support your body and mind in an effort to become well. Essential oils and herbs can play a major role in providing your body with what it needs, on a basic level, to keep you going day-to-day without the battle of depression.

Herbs to Overcome Depression

Find out how to combat depression with herbs.

Find out how to combat depression with herbs.

St. John’s Wort has been popular worldwide as an herbal remedy that is very effective in relieving depression in capsule form or as a tincture. This herb works by enhancing the levels of serotoninwhich promotes feelings of well-being.  St. John’s Wort helps to relieve anxiety, stress, and insomnia while boosting mood naturally. While this herb is useful in addressing mood disorders, it does not leave you feeling sedated, like you may with some prescription medications. The usual dosage is 300mg, taken up to 3 times a day but please note that recent studies outline caution for the use of St. John’s Wort when taking certain medications. Please choose the St. John’s link above to review which medications are included in this list and avoid this herb if you are currently taking any of them.

Ginseng is another herb widely used to treat depression because it is an adaptogen; an herb that address the specific needs within your body. Ginseng is widely used to decrease a person’s stress, depression, and fatigue while providing a natural boost of energy. Because of this, it’s best not to take Ginseng at night as it may interfere with rest. Adaptogens, like Ginseng, identify which areas of your body require support and, in the case of depression, adaptogens work to boost mood, improve circulation, provide energy, and assist in proper function of the organs among other tasks. Learn more about adaptogens here. Like St. John’s Wort, you’ll want to be patient to see results with Ginseng and allow this adaptogenic herb at least a month in your system to gain the benefits.

Schizandra has been used for medical purposes in China for thousands of years and is only now gaining popularity in the U.S. Schizandra is also an adaptogenic herb so it identifies the needs of the body on a nearly daily basis by addressing mood or stress levels, lack of energy, and proper function of the body. Add to the this of benefits to the body the fact that this herb can assist in improving concentration, detoxifying the liver and kidneys, as well as boosting libido. Plan to take Schizandra for around a month to see these changes in your own body; adaptogens and other herbs require a bit of patience so don’t become discouraged when you don’t notice any immediate improvements.

There are several other herbs to consider to overcome depression including Black Cohosh and Red Clover which have been found especially helpful during the emotional changes of menopause.

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy to Overcome Depression

Essential Oils are an effective way to combat depression.

Essential Oils are an effective way to combat depression.

Aromatherapy is another natural outlet that is effective to relieve stress and depression. Many people enjoy aromatherapy because of its soothing nature and its function to address depression isn’t much different. For example, Lavender and Lemon Balm are two popular essential oils used to treat depression because of their ability to calm and quiet the mind. Orange essential oils, and other citrus scents, have shown promise in boosting mood, concentration, and productivity nearly instantaneously. Studies show that pleasant scents help to relax a person and also to improve their mood by triggering different portions of the brain that may not be used frequently when in a depressed state. Try various fragrances to see what you like and to find what will work best for you. There are oils designed to be used during the day and others to be used at night. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or do research on these items before you commit to purchasing them. There are several resources like books or websites you can use to learn more.

To learn more about how essential oils can benefit your body, consider these recent posts on addressing sleep issues with essential oils as well as how to increase your energy levels with them. We also have a recipe to teach you how to make your own essential oils here!

The challenges of life play a major role in our moods and how our bodies respond to stress; our day-to-day experiences impact our emotions and mental health greatly. By offering support to our bodies through herbs and essential oils each day, we are increasing our chances of overcoming the pressures and debilitating effects of depression. Consider adaptogenic herbs and the oils listed above and again, don’t shy away from asking questions or doing research on natural products and how they can benefit you. Rather than using a prescription medication as a way to overcome depression, consider which natural products can offer the same benefits, without the harmful side effects.

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