A couple of years ago, I visited a pharmacy in the small city of Albuera in Colombia.
The pharmacy was filled with a line of healthful herbal medicines, including ginseng, chamomile, and sage.
The only prescription on the shelves was for a prescription for one particular herbal supplement.
As soon as I walked in the door, the pharmacist immediately grabbed my hand and pulled me towards a glass of water.
She poured the liquid into the glass and handed it to me.
“This is my ginsenosol.”
It was a ginsan supplement.
And then I started to feel the effects.
As I drank the water, I felt a tingling sensation in my mouth and in my nose.
The ginsen had a calming effect.
I felt like I was experiencing a mild buzz.
It was like I wasn’t feeling all that bad, but I knew I was.
I continued to drink the water.
The next morning, the same thing happened.
I began to feel a bit woozy and had some difficulty breathing.
I was not alone.
My ginsensol experience lasted several days and then, one day, my gyno (male partner) noticed the same symptoms.
He took me to the ER, but was told I had been suffering from an allergic reaction to ginsansol.
A few days later, I received an injection of an antihistamine.
It didn’t help.
After about two weeks, I was back in the ER again.
I had to be put on the intensive care unit.
During this time, I suffered from severe anxiety and depression, and my partner and I had a difficult time bonding as a family.
This was the first time in my life where I was afraid of needles.
The doctor prescribed me ginsani to ease my symptoms, and I did.
My anxiety, depression, fear of needles, and loneliness started to diminish.
I started feeling more at ease and able to be with my partner, my friends, and even the grocery store.
After three weeks, my symptoms had cleared up.
But that didn’t stop my anxiety and feelings of being isolated.
My partner was still afraid of needle pain.
In fact, he began to doubt his own health.
He stopped going to the gym, and he started cutting back on his diet.
He started taking his medication less frequently.
I also began feeling more comfortable around other people.
I realized I had had a bad reaction to the ginsancan, but it wasn’t that bad.
I am now more confident that I am healthy and able.
The experience gave me a lot of strength and encouragement to start taking ginsinsol again.
My gut feeling is that I will be able to take it again in the future.
But, as I mentioned, the only prescription I had for the ginancan was for one specific product.
If I want to take a second dose of ginsanosol, I have to make a special trip to Colombia to buy it.
I have no other options to avoid needles and to keep the anxiety under control.
But now, I can see that I can have my ginesis back.
The good news is that the ginesinoids in ginsana can be used in a variety of herbal products to treat allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and other conditions.
So, there is hope for ginsenes as a safe, effective, and safe way to alleviate your allergies.