Jan 30, 2019 0

Wisconsin Grown American Ginseng Has Several Health Benefits

Wisconsin grown American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is a herb said to offer many health benefits, including treatment of conditions such as diabetes and cancer. According to Laboratory research ginsenosides (a compound found in American ginseng) may stimulate the immune system and suppress the development of cancer cells.

As in other varieties of ginseng, (like Korean ginseng, or Panax ginseng), Wisconsin ginseng has also been found to reduce fatigue in preliminary research. Anyway, the full benefits of American ginseng are still unrevealed to date. Here's a view at some key discoveries on American ginseng's health benefits.


Wisconsin grown American ginseng may help manage blood sugar, as per a recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. In a small experiment conducted with nine diabetes patients and 10 people without diabetes, researchers found that taking American ginseng supplements before eating, helped keep post-meal blood sugar levels in check.

Keeping blood sugar levels normal is vital for both diabetes prevention and diabetes management. Anyway, it should be taken note of that there is a lack of larger studies testing American ginseng's effects on blood sugar.


In a recent study from Supportive Care in Cancer, cancer patients who ate Wisconsin ginseng supplements daily for about two months showed vast improvements in vitality (in comparison to with those assigned to a placebo). Other research shows that American ginseng may reduce mental fatigue during long periods of mental activity, (like, taking an exam).

Weight Loss

Another unimagined ginseng health benefit is its ability to work as a natural appetite suppressant. It furthermore improves metabolism and enables the body to burn fat at a quicker pace. A study conducted at Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research in Chicago measured the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of Panax ginseng berry in adult mice. The mice were given a 150 milligrams dose of ginseng berry extract per kilogram of body weight for 12 days. The mice who received the injections showed weight loss, starting at 51 grams and ending the treatment at 45 grams.


Seeing the various health benefits of American ginseng, we should decide to start having supplements of ginseng on a daily basis.