Ginseng, often described as the “king herb,” holds an important position in traditional Oriental medicine in many countries. Historical records on traditional medicinal systems reveal that ginseng root was used to treat a disease corresponding to diabetes. Description of ginseng’s medicinal effects found in the ancient Chinese materia medica contained a reference to ginseng’s ability to “quench thirst,” amongst the other wide-ranging beneficial effects .Japanese scientists reported that ginseng root decreased baseline blood glucose and reduced hyperglycemia caused by adrenaline or high concentration glucose administration (Wang, 1965; Wang, 1980). Ginseng root has since been used to treat diabetic patients
Ginseng is found to improve the sperm quality and count of healthy individuals as well as patients with treatment-related infertility.
Ginseng supplementation could reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and inflammatory responses
Ginseng is a promising treatment for fatigue, and may be viable treatments for fatigue in people with chronic illness.
Ginseng has been reported to maintain homeostasis and regulation of immune system.