For the past few years, the skincare game of most of us has experienced a drastic change given the dramatic entry of Koran skincare products. Like the Indian skincare exploits the herbs and roots our homeland is so rich in, Koreans reap the benefits of snail mucous, horse oil, pearls, and a lot of ginseng and seaweed. When we look at the skin of Korean women, it is glassy, reflecting light, wrinkle-free and it is very difficult to guess their true age. So I decided to break down all the ingredients their skincare products have, one by one, and here we begin with ginseng, which is a root. It is expensive due to many reasons and here are some of them.


This root has many anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. The ginsenoside compounds are said to be able to help in reducing inflammation. Many households get some red ginseng home and feed their families little by little.

Brain Function

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Ginseng is said to be very good for improving your memory, mood and it protects the brain against damage caused by free radicals. According to some studies, this root also has a good effect on people who have Alzheimer's disease.


As per some studies, as stated by the website Healthline, Ginseng has helped people "recovering from surgery for stomach cancer, treating them with 5,400 mg of ginseng daily for two years." This root is great for the immune system. There has also been a lot of improvement in the immunity of the patient with a lower recurrence of symptoms. 

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Erectile Dysfunction


This root is said to have compounds that can protect by fighting oxidative stress in blood vessels and tissues in the male organ which is good for restoring its functioning. It can treat erectile dysfunction in men. Ginseng helps in producing nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles and increases blood circulation.


If you have been feeling very fatigued off late and need some energy boost then ginseng is a good "root". It takes off the oxidative stress and gives a boost to the energy-producing cells.

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Lower Blood Sugar

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Whether you have diabetes or not, ginseng is good for controlling blood glucose. It boosts insulin production, the pancreatic cell function, and also works on the blood sugar in tissues. Those with diabetes gain more as the antioxidant lowers the free radicals in their cells. 

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How To Consume Ginseng

  • You can have this root in a lightly steamed form so that it softens and can be chewed on.
  • Brew it into a tea for several minutes and have a cup or two daily. 
  • Add it to your stir fry or soups in the form of a powder, oil, or capsule. 
  • 1 to 2 grams of ginseng is enough per day for starters. Consult your doctor before making it a regular part of your diet.

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