Fatigue, Burn Out, Frequent Illness, Depression
Red Chinese Ginseng increases vigor, energy, vitality, and resistance to illness and environmental stresses. It is best for those who are depleted and are low on passion in life. It is also indicated for those working too hard and are afraid of burn out. Red Chinese Ginseng will increase the stress hormone ACTH from the pituitary that helps the body adapt to stress. When stress is initiating the breakdown of one's innate weakness (genetic, constitutional, predisposition tendencies), Red Chinese Ginseng will help the body to cope and therefore assist in many chronic diseases, especially if debilitating and wasting.
Red Chinese Ginseng is not for those in their prime of life who are full of fire, the Type-A personality. It is for those who used to be that way and are now not what they used to be. It helps in the aging process to stay alert, youthful, energetic, and adaptive to environmental changes. It is immunomodulating and keeps the immune system firing on all levels.
Red Chinese Ginseng is a tonic for the 21 st century with the fast-paced lifestyle that creates accelerated wear and tear. It gives more mileage to the body. Red Chinese Ginseng should be considered for depression in the elderly who might not be chemically depressed in a St. John's Wort way (serotonin), but need some energy to process life with more passion and enjoyment. It is synergistic with Ginkgo for the elderly. Red Chinese Ginseng is more yang or warming and stimulating ginseng than the American. Eleuthero Root (sometimes referred to as Siberian Ginseng) is not a true Ginseng and is considered neutral, not warming or cooling.