Anti-aging, Youth, and Vitality Using Panax Ginseng

Anti-aging, Youth, and Vitality Using Panax Ginseng

Looking for a way to fight the signs of aging and turn back the clock? 

Yes, we all know that aging is a natural part of life. And many gladly embrace the coming years with open arms. But just because you are getting older, doesn’t mean you have to look it, or feel it.

For centuries we’ve search for the fountain of youth, some sort of elixir to vitality. Though we may not complete our quest for immortality, there are natural ways to look and feel younger, without having to go to extreme lengths.

Before we get into how to slow down the hands of time, let’s take a look at how we age in the first place. 

Oxidation and Aging

One of the theories for aging is oxidative stress. This process is the result of your body’s inability to neutralize all free radicals. And what are free radicals you ask? These are unstable molecules that are created by ultraviolet rays from the sun, pollution from our environment, poor diet, stress, and even basic living. Although some free radical activity is normal, excess can lead to cellular damage, aging of the cell, and eventually cell death. So, what does all of this mean for you? Premature aging.

Antioxidants - The Key to Fighting Free Radicals  

Antioxidants. You've probably heard tons about them, but do you really know why they are so important to the anti-aging process? Antioxidants fight free radical formation and assist the body in protecting itself from oxidative damage—helping to slow down and even reverse aging. 

Panax Ginseng - Antioxidant 

Used for centuries as a “heal all,” Panax ginseng has been shown to have antioxidant activity in both animal and human studies. That could be one of the reasons that Panax ginseng has long been used by emperors and kings. They once used their privileges to reserve it for themselves, but thankfully we now have access.

Panax Ginseng - Adaptogen

Adaptogens are substances that stabilize the body and return it to balance. They are often referred to as things that help us manage stress. Panax ginseng supports multiple systems of our bodies—improving digestion, breathing, immune function, liver function, and brain health. By doing so, it does act as adaptogen, allowing the body to return to normal function. It has also be used traditionally to calm the mind and improve energy.

Panax Ginseng - Tonic

While ginseng is often placed in the “energy” section of natural health stores, it’s not a stimulant. It does provide a feeling of energy, but unlike caffeine, it is a calm energy. In fact, ginseng is even used in some Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formulas to treat insomnia. Panax ginseng is categorized in TCM as a Qi tonic, i.e. energy tonic. It’s no surprise then that one definition of vitality is “the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things.”

Bing Han Panax Ginseng for Vitality

This wonder herb of the Orient has a host of youth-giving benefits, including increased energy, stronger resistance to disease, sharper mental focus, and greater ability to heal and recover, helping you live a longer and happier life.


Dr. Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, caring for patients in an integrative medicine clinic in Vancouver.