Ginseng is used to reduce the effects of sexual dysfunction in men. The most effective and common type of this plant is Panax ginseng, also known as Asian or Korean Ginseng. Its main active component is ginsenosides.
This herb is used to reduce the prevalence of erectile dysfunction among men. Erectile dysfunction can be due to a number of reasons both physiological as well as psychological. The physiological causes are usually high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, and heart disease. The ginsenosides in the ginseng reduce the occurrence of such diseases. It has several protective attributes that help to prevent the incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure. It also boosts the immune system of the body and prevents fatigue and weakness in men.
Ginseng also stimulates the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an imperative part of being able to achieve and maintain an erection. It is a part of a chain reaction that causing the smoothening of the penile muscle tissue.
Lowered levels of nitric oxide in the body make it difficult for the relaxation of the muscle tissues to occur. When ginseng increases the level of nitric oxide in the body, it makes it easier for men to achieve an erection. Ginseng has also shown to improve the testosterone level in the body. It also increases libido levels in men as well as an overall improvement in sexual performance.
Contact your physician to find out what other benefits this herb may have for you.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take ginseng in smaller or larger doses than you have been instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The total recommended dosage for ginseng in capsule form is 2000mg a day. This should be divided between two doses of 1000mg a day.
Ginseng should be taken for 3 months a time with an interval of about two weeks where you refrain from taking the herb. This is to prevent anxiety and fluid retention.
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose.
Do not take two doses together.
In the event of an overdose call your local medical emergency services.
The more common side effects experienced with taking ginseng are:
Irritation of the skin
Changes in appetite
Changes in sleeping pattern
Feelings of depression
Changes in bowel movements
The less common side effects experienced with this herb are:
Feelings of nausea
Discomfort in the chest
In the event you experience any of these side effects, call your physician immediately.
Inform your physician if you have been prescribed blood thinners. Ginseng may diminish the efficacy of these medications.
Inform your physician if you have been diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder.
Ginseng reduces the blood sugar level in the body. Tell your physician if you experience low blood sugar or if you have been prescribed medication to raise your blood sugar levels.