Five Ginsengs Formulas - The Serious Supporters
Five Ginsengs Formula is especially useful for those seeking broad tonification while moving qi and blood.
People's Herbs Five Ginsengs Formula can be used in cases of:
- Chronic fatigue
- Age-related disorders
- Post-surgical convalescence
- Recovery from long-term debility
- The need for support from heavy athletic training.
It supplies supply five treasured adaptogenic substances:
- Tai zi shen: strenghtens the Spleen and augments the qi; generates fluids.
- Panax ginseng: warms and sedates while nourishing Lung, Spleen and Kidney.
- Pseudoginsing: invigorates the blood.
- Eleuthero: clears wind-dampness while warming the Kidneys and Liver.
- Jiao gu lan: tonifies qi.
Each 500mg capsule contains a proprietary blend of:
Tai zi shen (Pseudostellaria heterophylla)
Panax ginseng powder (Panax ginseng root)
Pseudoginseng powder Panax notoginseng)
Eleuthero extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus root / 0.8% eleutherosides B & E)
Jiao gu lan (Gynostemma pentaphylum herb / 20% gypenosides)
Vegetarian capsules (Hypromellose, kappa-Carrageenan), silicon dioxide
Take 3-4 capsules/day in divided dose, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
More about People's Herbs Five Ginsengs Formula:
The modern age is characterized by a barrage of multiple stressors, many
of which humans have no evolutionary experience with. We are assaulted
on all sides by physical, emotional, and mental challenges: non-stop noise,
harsh lighting, long work hours of a repetitive nature, unique emotional
stresses, constant EMF exposure, lack of adequate restorative rest and sleep,
foods produced from failing soils that require enormous chemical inputs and
poisonous pesticides, polluted air and water, and so on the depressing list
runs. The sad state of health in the general American public has been well
documented in the popular press: frightening levels of diabetes, asthma,
obesity, cancer, dementia of various types, depression, anxiety, and on and on
the sad litany could go. We are in trouble collectively; of that there can be no
doubt. How can one faced with so many stressors hope to keep going?
Israel Brekhman was a prolific Russian scientist from whose work we have the
term “adaptogen.” In his writings he identifies a few key properties he looked for in an herb before he would label it an adaptogen.
- Adaptogens up-regulate the body’s ability to cope with stressors like the ones mentioned above.
- Adaptogens stimulate the body in a positive manner after both single-time use and prolonged use.
- Adaptogen use leads to increased mental and physical work capacity and mental performance, even in the presence of these stressors.
- Adaptogens up-regulate and down-regulate body systems as needed to reestablish normal function.
- Adaptogens have an admirable safety profile. Side effects, if at all present, are minimal and not serious.
Each of these herbs actually does carry, at least informally, the name “ginseng.” Of course Panax ginseng is the original Chinese ginseng. American ginseng is its very close relative. Eleuthero was for years marketed under the name “Siberian Ginseng.” Sanqi or Notoginseng is another ginseng relative from China. Gynostemma was mainly a local folk herb until modern research turned up its significant tonic properties, at which point it was given the name “Southern Blue Ginseng.”
Let’s look at these superior class herbs one at a time:
- Eleuthero is actually the herb that Brekhman did much of his research on, and it was on this basis that he coined the term “adaptogen.” He used the herb in research on factory workers and athletes. With factory workers he found that regular use lowered the number of sick days taken in a given factory in which all the workers were given eleuthero daily when compared against its typical year without herbal support, and also when compared against other similar factories. It also showed the ability to help athletes recover from challenging workouts more quickly. Test animals given the eleuthero could swim much longer than the controls with no such support. This herb is still abundantly available in the wild in China.
- Chinese ginseng of course has a long history of use. It is used to support particularly Lung, Heart, and Spleen function. Its traditional indications included, fatigue, shortness of breath, wasting and thirsting, low appetite, organ prolapse, cold limbs, diarrhea, anxiety, palpitations, and poor memory. Clearly it has always been seen as a tonic herb with far-reaching virtues. Global sales for this one herb are well over two billion dollars annually. Most is grown in China and South Korea.
- Sanqi (Notoginseng) has been shown in modern research to exhibit cardio-tonic effects. Traditionally it was used to treat blood stasis and to stop bleeding. One criticism of a formula with strong tonic action is that it can lead to stasis of various sorts. By including this unique tonic that also strongly moves qi and blood we prevent that happening in our Five Ginsengs formula. This herb is one of the key ingredients in the famous formula, Yunnan Baiyao, used to stop bleeding, even in dramatic cases of serious injury—and yet we know sanqi is categorized as a blood mover! This goes back to the perplexing regulatory action of adaptogens; bleeding is stopped when need be, but at the same time circulation is enhanced.
- American ginseng is viewed by the Chinese as a valuable herb and much of what is grown in the US is shipped to China. Wisconsin is the state that grows 95% of the American crop. A farmer can hope to earn $70,00 per acre in a good year! In Chinese medicine American ginseng is viewed as being more of a yin restorative than its Chinese cousin. It also clears deficiency heat conditions. Some of the modern research on American ginseng has focused on diabetes, poor memory, ADHD, recovery from common colds, and immune system stimulation.
- Gynostemma, although not really a botanical relative of ginseng per se, has an interesting connection chemically. The gypenosides in gynostemma, a type of saponin, are similar in some respects to the ginsenosides in Chinese ginseng. In fact some of the gypenosides when ingested convert to ginsenoside-like compounds. What is great about this herb is that it is easy to grow and can be harvested every year. (Chinese and American ginsengs in contrast are quite difficult to grow and are typically harvested only every 6 years.) Like Chinese ginseng this herb exhibits broad actions in the body. In China is a very popular herb that is used in cases of general fatigue, dyslipidemia, obesity, lowered sexual vitality, and hypertension.