Ginseng is another well known and very popular herb which has now found its way into western countries. This herb has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries as an aid to boost energy.
Ginseng is so popular that nowadays, you can purchase a bottle of mineral water which has been enriched with Ginseng extracts. These drinks are advertised as something for that mid day or afternoon energy boost, and as an alternative drink instead of the normal coffee ‘pick-me-up’.
Many people like to use Ginseng in a capsule form. It is really good for those days when leaving the comfort of your bed feels like hard work or if you feel lethargic at certain periods or throughout the day.
There are some people who believe Ginseng does not increases mood and will only increase energy levels. Also, Ginseng can sometimes cause sensations of irritability and anxiety if taken in larger quantities.
Between 1 and 2 capsules of ginseng at 500mg each is usually about the right amount as a daily dosage. Some sellers of Ginseng will claim that there are various brands of Ginseng which happen to be more superior over other brands and types of Ginseng, like Korean or Siberian.
However, many people refuse to believe this claim and their own experiences, where the ginseng originates from or who produces it does not seem to have any disadvantages on how good it is. With this in mind, try not to be fooled into purchasing a more expensive brand of Ginseng.