Once again, American Family Physician provides an objective, complete review of a natural product. Ginseng is considered an adaptagen, meaning that is has the potential to brings things back to normal. In this case, “things” refers to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Ginseng has shown benefit in modulating our body’s response to stress. Too much stress and ginseng slows the enzymes that are overworking to produce cortisol; not enough adrenal activity and ginseng speeds up the enzymes to support healthy adrenal function.
Panax ginseng – October 15, 2003 – American Family Physician.