Botanical name: Panax ginseng
Other names: Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, Korean Ginseng
Parts used: Roots
Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) has been traditionally used for several millennia in Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan, not only as a nourishing and tonifying agent but also as a therapeutic agent for a variety of conditions.
Ginseng is mainly used for increasing energy and stamina. It is considered a fantastic adaptogenic herb, an immune system modulator, a central nervous system stimulant, anti inflammatory and is also considered excellent for adrenal fatigue. It has many purported medicinal benefits including, antioxidant, anti-tumour, anti-viral, nervine, stimulant, tonic, aphrodisiac, alternative and psychotropic. It has been used for a wide range of ailments including, infertility, anaemia, poor circulation, heart problems, tumours, viral infections, tiredness, vomiting and nausea. Ginseng can be made into a tea by grinding the roots into a powder and boiling them into a decoction. It can also be extracted in alcohol or put into capsules and swallowed.
We offer top quality powdered Ginseng root in a variety of weights. We also stock red ginseng (same material, different preparation).
Ginseng is contraindicated in acute bacterial diseases because its inhibitory effect on inflammation.