Ginseng can inhibit the body’s natural chemical reaction to emotionally stressful situations and can help to regulate excessive adrenaline production and prevent adrenal failure. The adrenals are powerful endocrine glands that help your body react to stressful situations while keeping those reactions in balance. They produce a range of hormones which protect us by releasing energy stores and sharpening our senses so we can immediately defend ourselves or escape an emergency or threat. Normally, your body responds to stressful situations and quickly recovers to a state of relaxed calm. But if you are experiencing chronic or ongoing stress, adrenal function can be disrupted, leading to symptoms of adrenal imbalance or failure. Chronic stress can be caused by extreme physical exhaustion and emotionally draining experiences. Long-term chronic stress is very harmful to the heart and other organs as excess adrenaline is released into the bloodstream. Long-term chronic stress can lead to mental and physical fatigue, insomnia, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, loss of libido and weight gain.