Siberian Ginseng Tea
There has been much ado about Siberian Ginseng Tea lately, but not about nothing. Major medical universities have been studying this ancient tea, though it is relatively new to the general population. Siberian ginseng tea actually comes from the plant Rhodiola rosea and has been used for thousands of years in Siberia ginseng for an energy boost and for daily stress relief. Recent clinical studies have confirmed at least these two properties.
Notably, Siberian ginseng tea does not have the crashing effect that most energy supplements have. It doesn't provide a high level of energy for a short period of time and then leave you more exhausted than before you drank it. In clinical studies, Siberian ginseng tea has been attributed to better mental awareness, increased productivity and decreased fatigue. Other attributes include reducing menopausal symptoms, boosting the immune system, and may even help the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
They key to receiving the health benefits from Siberian ginseng tea is to make sure you are buying authentic Rhodiola rosea. Some herbal companies substitute the closely related Rhodiola sacra, however this and other similar species do not contain the active ingredient of Eleutherosides. Another name that is accurate would be Panax Ginseng.
Siberian ginseng tea is considered a Ginseng though it is a far distant cousin of this well-known tea. The plant itself is actually a shrub that is found in Russia and Asia. The shrub grows 3-10 feet high with a brown wrinkled and twisted root. The shrub flowers, and then produces berries seasonally. The beautiful shrub does contain thorns.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a world-renowned research and residency hospital located in the Eastern U.S., Siberian ginseng tea is likely to suppress outbreaks of the herpes simplex type 2 virus. Additionally, the studies conducted by the University supported the claims that Siberian ginseng tea can in fact treat fatigue and boost memory and concentration. Additionally, Siberian ginseng tea has been tested successfully in animals to treat male fertility, though it is unknown if these studies have been proven in humans. On that note, it has been believed for centuries that Siberian ginseng tea does assist in fertility issues. Lastly, Siberian ginseng tea was found to improve life for the elderly by enhancing their memories and ability to think with mental clarity. When the researchers halted the administering of Siberian ginseng tea, the benefits to the elderly steadily declined.
Aside from the findings of one of the oldest and reputable medical centers in America, athletes have known for years that Siberian ginseng tea can help boost their strength, endurance, recoveries and helps to maintain their health. Siberian ginseng tea has been added to the diets of many famed athletes.
The recommended uses for Siberian Ginseng Tea maximizes at three months of consumption, then breaking for two to three weeks. Additionally, it is not recommended for use in children, pregnant women or those who are breast-feeding. While Siberian ginseng tea has been found to help lower the blood pressure for those who are suffering from high blood pressure and raise the blood pressure for those suffering from it's lower counterpart, care should be taken if you have either. In this case, the use of Siberian ginseng tea should be under direct supervision of a doctor. There are possible side effects, though these generally apply to regular usage and/or the Siberian ginseng extracts and herbal supplements. These include high blood pressure, nosebleeds, insomnia, vomiting, confusion, irregular heart rate and headaches.
The fact that Siberian ginseng tea has drawn the attention of major medical centers, athletes and has been used for centuries adds to the credibility of ancient claims. Siberian ginseng tea can be found at most specialty shops. If you enjoy the taste, the health benefits that you reap will be even more appreciated. As always, when purchasing a tea, be sure to deal with a reputable teashop or specialty boutique. Many times manufacturers will exclude ingredients on their packaging or mislead the consumers. If properly taken and thoroughly researched to be sure you are getting authentic Siberian ginseng tea, the benefits will be enjoyed for many years.
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