Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng has many alternate names, including; Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Hong Shen, Japanese ginseng, Korean ginseng, Korean Panax, Korean red ginseng, Red ginseng and White ginseng. Please note: American and Siberian ginseng are completely different herbal preparations.

Panax ginseng has been used medicinally for roughly two thousand years, and continues to be one of the most popularly used herbal medicines today (it is thought that roughly 6 million Americans use this herb on a regular basis). Although ginseng is thought of and promoted as a stimulant herb, the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach employed ginseng as a calming herb. Today in modern China , ginseng is often employed for cardiovascular conditions. The difference in usage may be in direct relation to the higher doses used in the U.S., in comparison to the dose used in TCM. [1]

Interestingly, the age of the roots from which supplemental forms of Panax ginseng are made, are considered highly important among traditional users of the herb. A four hundred year old root was reportedly sold in 1976 for $10,000 per ounce in China! The names ‘red' ginseng and ‘white' ginseng are used to describe a specific preparation of the root. Red ginseng is prepared by steaming the root under high pressure and temperature. The method of preparation for white ginseng actually increases the number of ginsenosides (active constituents of the herb) by many fold; which is different than the red ginseng preparatory process.

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