For 2000 years, especially in Asia, ginseng has been recognized as a plant with many health benefits: it stimulates memory and intellectual performance, tones the body, stimulates immunity and improves blood circulation.
The best quality Ginseng is grown in South Korea thanks to its ideal climate for the plant and the
cultivation methods used in the country: reduction of chemical agents and respect for long
growing periods (6 years!).
Its many health-promoting properties have enabled Ginseng to be listed in the European
Many consumers of Black Ginseng, recently developed in Korea and considered as Premium
Ginseng, have noticed an improvement in their blood pressure.
This is indeed perfectly explained because black ginseng improves the tonicity of the vessels. It
stimulates the production of nitric oxide, naturally produced by the body, and this molecule helps
to soften and dilate the blood vessels.
This increase in nitric oxide will naturally fight against the pressure inside the vessels and
therefore helps to regulate blood pressure; this without side effects and without risk for the patient
who just needs to have his blood pressure checked during the first month of taking Ginseng and
then adapt his possible treatment with his doctor. It is not uncommon for people to be able to
regulate blood pressure with the sole help of Ginseng, especially when consuming black ginseng.
All these benefits for the kidneys and liver, which no longer have to filter the drugs concerned…
Black Ginseng is indeed enriched with an active ingredient of ginseng root, the ginsenoside Rg3.
Among the 30 ingredients of ginseng Rg3 is the most useful active ingredient to improve blood
pressure * and Black Ginseng contains 3 times more Rg3 than conventional ginseng.
Black Ginseng is therefore a good ally to naturally balance blood pressure and many clinical
studies have shown its value **.
It is important, if we want to benefit from its interesting properties, to ensure the quality of the
Ginseng we consume and the dosage of the product we absorb. The effects demonstrated by the
studies were demonstrated with Korean Ginseng roots enriched with Rg3 (Black Ginseng) at a
dose of at least 3g of plant per day (i.e. the content of a spoonful of 1g of concentrated extract).
Not all products on the market guarantee these criteria. Be vigilant !
Dr. Xavier Fruneau
** E. Jovanovski, et al. Effect of Rg3-enriched Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) on arterial stiffness and blood pressure in healthy individuals : a randomized controlled trial. J Am Soc Hypertens, 2014