Keeping your mind sharp and flexing your mental agility is key to build a successful career–which many of us know by heart. However, as winter approaches where the sun goes down earlier and work days feel longer, it becomes difficult and frustrating to keep our minds focused.

Is there a natural remedy to help improve brain function?  To keep you on top of your mental game, Panax Ginseng can give you the brain-boosting charge you’ll need at work, home, or school. Whether you suffer from the occasional memory blip or a more serious cognitive affliction, this natural remedy can help improve your concentration, giving you the edge you’ll need to stay productive.   

What is ginseng? Did you know that ginseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world? Used for centuries in Asia and North America, ginseng is use by millions of people worldwide today for its many health benefits. This remarkable root has been shown to improve physical endurance, boost the immune system, fight infections, help men with erectile dysfunction, and treat anxiety and depression.

Can ginseng really improve cognitive performance? Among its many well-documented health benefits, ginseng is also used to stimulate brain function. Some small studies have shown that healthy adults with no psychiatric or cognitive deficits taking Panax ginseng root for as little as two weeks had improved cognitive function.

A study done at the Department of Neurology at the Clinical Research Institute in South Korea demonstrated the effectiveness of ginseng on the cognitive performance of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Taking Panax ginseng for twelve weeks improved thinking, concentration, and memory, as well as eased the mental fatigue that is linked with intense cognitive processing.


Author: Dr. Melissa Carr is a registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, caring for patients in an integrative medicine clinic in