Ginseng is a medicinal Chinese herb which is often used in Asian countries for physical fitness.
The age-old treatment for flagging energy levels, ginseng is now believed to help the body adapt to, and cope with, the effects of stress by supporting and balancing the function of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA).
The HPA axis is a set out of three glands which interact with each other.
The HPA axis controls the body's response to stress and helps regulate the immune system, digestion, mood and energy.
Ginseng is reported to have a wide range of biological activity and pharmaceutical properties.
Interestingly, ginseng has been shown to help fight fatigue and promote energy.