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10 Amazing Benefits Of Ginseng Roots



Ginseng Roots helps manage diabetes, helps prevents premature aging, helps cognitive ability, helps with wight loss, improve sexual capabilities, treats menstrual discomfort, improves hair health and support skin health. Other benefits includes preventing colorectal cancer and relieving stress.
An ancient root used for medicinal purposes, the ginseng plant is one of the widely demanded plants in the world. You can easily identify it due to its fleshy roots and small leaves. The plant originates from North America and some parts of Asia, but later on, growers exported it around the world because of its valuable properties. The plant’s roots have several benefits to the human body and were used by ancient healers in small concoctions.

Ginseng roots are used to make tea and can be consumed orally as well. Perhaps the most amazing qualities that the ginseng root has is its adaptogenic quality where it adapts to the situation of your body. For example, if the body is warming up out of a fever, it will assist in increasing the efficiency of the immune system. If your stomach has been in pain for several days, consuming the ginseng root will neutralize the effect. There are so many benefits to the plant that scientists are now finding new ways to see if the plant can affect cancerous cells.

1.Diabetes Management

Medicines might provide temporary relief from certain diseases, but a more permanent solution is available in natural herbs. The amazing effect of consuming ginseng roots includes blood sugar levels going down in diabetic patients. The ginseng root can do this through regulation of the intake of glucose inside your body so that effects of diabetes can be mitigated. By keeping a check on your glucose intake, ginseng roots help protect you from sudden fluctuations in blood sugar levels and allow you freedom of choice when it concerns food. You no longer have to double think about desert anymore.

2.Prevents Premature Aging

Wondering why your skin has so many wrinkles? Afraid your hair is falling? There are several signs of premature aging but lucky for you, there are several herbal ways of preventing it. The ginseng root has lots of antioxidants present that mitigate the effects of free radicals inside your body. These radicals are harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism, and they can cause harm to certain cells in your body. A reduction in their functioning causes the premature aging.

3.Improves Cognitive Ability

The more efficiently you think, the more you can perform in the real world. Coffee and certain energy drinks might temporarily increase your cognitive capabilities but to permanently improve your brain’s way to process your surroundings is something to look forward to. The ginseng has the miraculous property to do so. Neural activity slows down once you get old and that’s where the root’s effects come in. The antioxidants present in the root clear away the neural pathways and allow you to think effectively.

4.Helps with Weight Loss

Adding ginseng roots to your tea and drinking it on a daily basis can help you lose weight. Other than that, you can add it to your salads as well as eat it after boiling. One of the effects of the ginseng root is to suppress your desire to eat more. In other words, the ginseng root reduces your appetite and also burns the fat surrounding the walls of your belly. It is, therefore, worth it to add the ginseng root into your tea if you crave a leaner body.

5.Improves Sexual Capabilities

One of the effects found in the ginseng herb is how it improves the male sexual performance rate. Males facing an erectile dysfunction disorder are more likely to benefit from this herb. You, therefore, do not need to feel embarrassed anymore in front of your partner. The ginseng herb is known to boost the libido which has a powerful effect on a male’s genital areas.

6.Treats Menstrual Discomfort

The pain women face during the menstrual cycle can be extreme and they can curb it by consuming the ginseng herb is a blessing on its own. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties present in the herb soothe the effects of cramps and menstrual discomfort. Other than that, women also face many mood swings during the process which is why we recommend that you give the herb a try.

7.Improves Hair Health

Most herbs tend to focus on the stomach areas, and their effects usually include reducing pain. The ginseng herb is a combination of both regenerative properties as well as pain relieving ones. A natural carbohydrate found in the ginseng root is found to be extremely beneficial for people facing hair loss. It helps prevent alopecia in both males and females. You can crush the herb and add some water to make it mushy after which you can directly apply it to your head.

8.Skin Health

Your blood flow is essential for skin health. The ginseng root helps stimulate blood flow inside your body and keep your skin looking fresh. Imagine going to a party and meeting your old friends. They are guaranteed to compliment you on how young you look despite the years that have passed.

9.Prevents Colorectal Cancer

There is still a lot of research to be done on the ginseng root when it comes to cancer. However, researchers have proved that the ginseng root can stop the spread of colorectal cancer cells and also reduce the symptoms of the deadly disease. The ginseng root has anti-cancer properties present, and it won’t be long before researchers find its implications on other types of cancers.

10.Stress Reliever

Since the effects of ginseng reduce the pain around the stomach area and boost the energy levels inside our body, it automatically reduces the stress. The adaptogens present inside the ginseng root adapt to your body and are known to alter your hormonal levels to create balance. You, therefore, feel a sense of relief, and your mood softens. With ginseng root, your entire day goes by smoothly and without worries.

Ginseng root offers a range of benefits that you can get by consuming it, and it does not cause any harm, which makes it completely safe to use.

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Saudi Arabia To Build Medical University, 42 Senior High Schools for Ghana – Dr. Bawumia



The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced that following an appeal by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Goverment of Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist Ghana in the construction of a Medical University and 42 senior High Schools.

The Medical University will be established in northern Ghana.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which would fund the construction of the Medical School, would also provide funds for the construction of 42 senior high schools throughout Ghana to increase access to education for the youth, especially girls.

Vice President Bawumia underscored Government’s commitment to providing more opportunities to disadvantaged communities in Ghana, including the Zongo community, when he addressed Muslim faithful on the occasion of 2019 Eid al Adha celebration at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday August 11, 2019.

The proposed construction of the Medical School comes a few weeks after Vice President Bawumia secured an agreement with the Government of Cuba for the training of 40 qualified students, drawn from the Zongos and other deprived communities, as medical doctors in Cuba.

“There are many brilliant students from the Zongo and other deprived communities who have had their dreams of becoming doctors shattered due to lack of funding. This programme would come as a welcome opportunity for such students to realise their God-given talents. And Insha Allah, this partnership between the Governments of Ghana and Cuba will produce more doctors from Zongo and other deprived communities in the country” he explained.

“I'm also glad to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has accepted another proposal by the Government of Nana Akufo-Addo to establish a Medical School in the Northern Region of Ghana.

“Establishing a Medical School will significantly reduce the scarcity of doctors and other medical personnel in the northern part of the country. This giant step to advance the health needs of the Ghana, together with Government's other initiatives on education, vocational skills, sanitation and infrastructure development in the Zongo communities, which are being driven through the Zongo Development Fund, clearly underscore Government's vision for the Zongo community.”

Vice President Bawumia urged Ghanaians to be on the lookout for any persons who might seek to destroy the peace and unity Ghana enjoys, saying “We should remain vigilant in our communities and neighbourhoods. We must watch out for agent provocateurs, who will want to breach the peace in order to undo all the successes that we have chalked in our developmental journey this far.

“Ghana continues to remain an island of peace in a troubled region. We must not let that slip from our hands. Let us report any suspicious characters in our communities to the security agencies, so that the name of Islam is not soiled on the altar of some political goal that misguided elements may seek to achieve.”

Vice President Bawumia commended the organisers of this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage, noting that they have done such a good job that “not many people even know that some of our brothers and sisters are in Mecca for the Hajj,” unlike previous years when organisational challenges were the order of the day.

The Vice President called for prayerful support for the nation, emphasising, “As I have always done, I wish to, once again, request your support and prayers for President Akufo-Addo, myself and the government so we will continue to remain focused in our quest to successfully steer the affairs of our beloved country for the well-being of citizens.

“On behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Government of Ghana, I wish all Muslims across the country the very best as we mark the sacred occasion of Eid Al Adha.”

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Scientists Create Fabric That Smells Better The More You Sweat.



It isn't a sure-fire way to make your sweaty gym clothes smell like roses, but a new fabric might be able to give off a pleasant lemony aroma at the very least.

Processes already exist to embed fabric with scents like those from aromatherapy essential oils, but now researchers have combined the idea with concepts taken from advanced smart fabrics.

A team of engineers from the University of Minho in Portugal have developed two ways to modify cotton fabric so that it lets off a citronella aroma when it comes in contact with sweat. Their methods for using sweat against itself are outlined in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

The scientists used a protein found in pigs' noses (yes, hog snouts could be the key to sweet-smelling sweat) that binds to scent molecules. They also attached what's known as a carbohydrate-binding module, which binds to cotton. They used a second method involving fat-like liposomes rather than proteins to bind the pleasant scent to the fabric.

The tweaked cottons released the citronella scent when they came in contact with an acidic sweat solution. The pig nose protein-treated fabric emitted a "quick burst of scent," while the liposomes cleared the air with a slower, more controlled release. 

"Both strategies revealed high potential," the engineers' paper reads. "Functional textiles incorporating fragrances could be an effective clothing deodorizing product."

As a bonus, citronella is also a popular insect repellent. Keeping both the mosquitoes and bad body odor away could soon be as simple as reeling off 50 quick jumping jacks. 

(Source: CNET)

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Multimedia And Adom FM Visit Cecilia Dapaah To Render Unqualified Apology.



The Hon. Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah on Wednesday July 24, received in her office, a delegation from the Multimedia Group led by Mr. A.C Ohene, the senior editor of Adom FM to formally render their profound apology to the Hon. Minister following a recent Adom FM publication which attracted a lot of negative publicity for the Hon. Minister.

Mr. A.C. Ohene stated that the incident was quite unfortunate and an error on the part of Multimedia and Adom FM and wish to assure the Hon. Minister that utmost diligence and care would be observed to forestall any such occurrences in future.

The Acting Chief Director, Mr. Joseph Obeng-Poku, explained that at the time that the Minister received the call, he was with the Hon Minister in a meeting and that the Minister sounded cool and collected. He expressed surprise that it would be reported that the Minister allegedly showed disrespect. This issue according to the Acting Chief Director was not about the lady being an intern, but rather about the due protocols being followed.

The Honorable Minister for her part accepted the apology in good faith and indicated her preparedness to continue to work with Journalists for the good of mother Ghana.

The Senior Editor, Mr. A. C. Ohene reiterated that the Multimedia Group has learnt a lot of lessons from the unfortunate incident and would work hard to ensure a strict adherence to their time tested protocols. He indicated that an apology had already been placed on their websites, Adom FM online and Joy FM online.

The intern, Miss Rahinatu Abdul Bach indicated her admiration for the Hon Minister and considers her as her role model and therefore regrets the incident, and accordingly rendered an unqualified apology to the Honorable Minister who in return offered madam Rahinatu a box of chocolate.

The multi media delegation included; Mr. A.C. Ohene, Senior Editor, Mr. Nii Dowuona News editor and Rahinatu Abdul Bach, an intern.

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Cuba To Train 40 Medical Students A Year From Zongo And Deprived Communities.



The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana.

This follows a proposal by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to the Government of Cuba to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities .

Vice President Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, H.E. Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two day official visit to the Caribbean country.

According to officials, the programme will begin next year. Gender parity will be ensured in the selection of the students to be trained as medical doctors, with a proposed selection of 20 males and 20 females.

The President of Cuba noted that over the years the government of Cuba has tried to dymistify the training of doctors by making sure the study of medicine is not the preserve of the elite. Cuba has 80,000 doctors as a result.

He lauded Ghana's efforts to offer medical training to brilliant but needy students from poor communities like the Zongos and inner cities and said that Cuba is ready to support Ghana in achieving its goal.

The training of the doctors and other professionals from poor communities will not only lift them out of poverty but also provide important role models for other children in the communities.

Vice President Bawumia also witnessed, as part of the visit, the graduation ceremony of 221 newly-trained medical personnel at the University of Medical Sciences, Cuba. Ghanaian Doctor, Ahmed Ayebeng Owusu, was adjudged the overall best foreign student.

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