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About Ginseng

About Ginseng
What is Ginseng?
Ginseng is the most widely used herb in the Orient. Ginseng is a short, perennial plant of the Araliaceae botanical family. It grows naturally on the slopes of ravines and shady, well-drained mountainous hardwood forests.


Types of Ginseng
There are three distinct types of ginseng grown in the world:


American ginseng (Panax Panax quinquefolium)
(white or yellow) is believed to give a cooling effect to the body. This cooling, energy giving endurance enhancing factor is believed to be the most beneficial for our fast paced, stressful world.

Panax Ginseng (Asiatic Ginseng, Korean ginseng, Chinese ginseng or Red ginseng).
Red Ginseng is a processed product and is made from steaming Korean grown Panax white ginseng for 8 - 10 hours then drying; often it is processed further into tea, capsules or slices. Panax ginseng is used to warm the body.

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosis)
Is a commonly found product given the common name of ginseng. It is not a true ginseng or it would have the genus Panax. It is though, related to the ginseng group as they both are in the Araliaceae family of plants, a very large grouping, including devil's club and sarsasparilla. Siberian ginseng does not have the chemicals called ginsenocides in its root but are said to have chemicals that do similar thing s. It is grown in Russia and China mainly


Benefits of Ginseng
Boost your physical energy level, improve immune system and endurance, Ginseng is perfect. Ginseng strengthens the lung, spleen and stomach. It also used for antis tress, anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness and restlessness.

How to Use Ginseng
Ginseng can be use alone or combined with herbs for tea, tonic formulas, soups or liquors. Root slices can be brewed slowly in a teapot (silver or glass) for one hour. The resulting tea can be sweetened to taste; generally a bitter tasting root indicates higher potency. Root can also be added to powder can be used in tea. Finally, the simplest way and method of choice for many ginseng devotees is to chew the dried root like candy.











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