Health & Diet

Ginseng Is A Breakthrough Beauty Ingredient


As a perennial plant, ginseng has long been an essential ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the root of this plant (which is also found in Korea, Bhutan and Siberia, as well as North America) may also boast skincare and health benefits as a beauty breakthrough.

Ginseng is known to offer anti-aging advantages, as its phytonutrient-rich nature is said to target wrinkles and increase the skin’s collagen levels. With collagen synthesis being responsible for firm skin, ginseng-based skin care creams may help to promote a youthful complexion. As well, ginseng is also said to brighten the appearance of dull skin.

In fact, red panax ginseng also functions as an antioxidant that can help with renewing cells and improving blood circulation. For health-conscious beauty lovers who are trying to lose those last five pounds, ginseng can offer the metabolism a boost.

According to a 2009 study from the Journal of Translational Medicine, ginseng also has anti-inflammatory powers which can have a positive effect on the immune system. In fact, the study reports that ginsenosides, a form of chemical compound found in ginseng, play an important anti-inflammatory role in the system.

For anyone looking to nourish their skin with a natural solution, cope with inflammation or maintain a slim figure, ginseng may be worth adding to your beauty regime and diet this fall.

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