One of the main reasons people drink tea and use herbs such as ginseng is because of their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of cells and believed to help protect against many forms of cancer. Since normal cell oxidation can cause an abundance of free radicals, a lot of research has gone into determining if antioxidants can actually fight cancer. According to most research, ginseng is one herb that contains enough antioxidants to help boost your body’s immunity and protect against free radical cell damage. Ginsenosides are the naturally active ingredient found in ginseng that is being studied for its health benefits. Ginseng is widely noted as an adaptogen herbal medicine but where it is grown has an impact on its strength and properties so be sure to find out what type you are buying and how your body reacts before consuming large quantities.