Benefits of panax gensing.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I wrote this for educational purposes this is not medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Panax Gensing

When you are chronically ill lactic acid and urea can build up in the body this causes muscle fatigue and cramps, joint swelling and joint pain. Panax gensing reduces lactic acid and urea levels. Panax gensing increases the feel good hormones. It increases almost all the antioxidant enzymes in the body protecting the body from oxidative stress. Panax gensing improves oxygen uptake into cells which would increase fat burning, and improve energy levels. Panax gensing improves memory and brain cognitive function. Panax gensing helps with erectile dysfunction. Panax gensing is cardioprotective because it increases nitric oxide levels. It improves the function of the brain and improves adrenal function. Panax gensing increases lung capacity in those with COPD. The weight loss effects of panax gensing only occurs in those who have increased butyrate producing bacteria. Those who have low levels of butyrate bacteria do not experience weight loss when using panax gensing. Oddly panax gensing increases the lifespan of men but not women, it also increases the life span of those who have HIV. Panax gensing improves blood flow. Tissue ischemia is common in sepsis, inflammatory bowel diseases and interstitial cycstitis so it may help with tissue healing in those illnesses. Panax gensing dramatically reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

It should not be taken at night it can cause insomnia. Taking high doses can cause rapid heart beats, sore breast, headache, and loss of appetite. Also panax gensing can lower blood glucose levels so if a person takes it, it would probably be best to take it with food. Panax gensing is an immune stimulant so may not be good for those with an over responsive immune system. Because it is an immune stimulant it does help the body eradicate many types of infectious diseases. It stimulates many of the cytokines found to be over expressed in sepsis and inflammatory diseases so I would use panax gensing with caution. Because of it’s immune stimulating effects it has been found to be effective against a variety of infections including candida overgrowth.

One thing that is unique about panax gensing is it stimulates cytokines that are normally inflammatory but inhibits their ability to cause inflammation. So taking it when the immune system is already over activated may not be harmful but I have not found any studies involving it’s use in certain types of autoimmunity so I would be cautious using it if the immune system is over responsive. The way gensing including american gensing increases the cytokines that fight infection but prevent them from being inflammatory is the way they bind to lectin receptors. Lectin receptors can be inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Ginseng polysaccharides bind to the lectin receptors in a way they stimulate the immune system but inhibit the ability to cause inflammation. Now for me panax gensing seemed to reduce my over responsiveness to things. I suspect it is because it increases IgA which is usually low in those who have leaky gut and it restores the guts ability to protect itself so it could heal. Leaky gut causes an over responsive immune system. Those who have Crohn’s and interstitial cystitis usually have low IgA levels. Panax gensing also increases white blood cells which is usually low in those with tick born illness especially Lyme disease.

Benefits of reishi mushroom.

Reishi mushroom (ganoderma lucidem)

Has been shown to promote longevity. It stimulates the immune system. It is hepaprotective and has antioxidant properties. Has been shown to prevent many types of cancer. It increases IL-6, TNF-a and interferon gamma so may not be good for those who have a herpes virus infections because herpes causes an upregulation of IL-6 , TNF-a and INF Y. The antioxidant properties of Reishi mushroom mimics superoxide dismutase one of the most potent antioxidants in the body.

Reishi mushroom has been shown to have potent inhibitory properties against herpes viruses but in my opinion I would not use it until inflammation and oxidative stress were addressed. It has been shown to be effective against many types of gut infections. It helps with diabetes by reducing oxidative stress. It has been found to reduce aches and pains in the body. It has been shown to increase blood oxygen levels and improve asthma. It increases nerve growth factor which improves brain function. It boost energy levels and prevents depression and anxiety. Has been shown to prevent insulin resistance.

Side effects are itchy or dry mouth, bloody stools and other digestive issues. It should be used in moderation. Balance is the key to healing. It can cause insomnia and liver damage. Almost any nutrient in high amounts will have side effects and can cause damage to the body.




IMG_20180622_135147Galinsoga Parviflora

Galinsoga Parviflora is the one I am familiar with and the one I grow. There are many varieties and they have similar health effects. Galinsoga is one of my favorites when it comes to taste. It has a mild taste. It also has many benefits and is a natural ACE inhibitor. Has antioxidant abilities comparable to silymarin. Has antimicrobial abilities.

Galinsoga I also and Alpha glucosidase inhibitor which would help with diabetes. It would also inhibit viruses like HIV and Hepatitis. Those with glycogen storage disorders would want to avoid eating Galinsoga.

Galinsoga is also a urease inhibitor which would prevent many types of infection and reduces urinary stone formation.

It would also help with high blood pressure because it is an ace inhibitor.

All those benefits and it is tasty to.

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

Protects cognitive function.

Helps with diabetes.

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

Helps with leaky gut.

Helps with fatty liver.

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.


Anti inflammatory

Prevents heart disease

Great for detoxing.

Helps with ADD

Reduces oxidative stress.

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

Inhibits HIV infection

Inhibits virus replication

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.