Ginseng (American) Whole

Ginseng (American) Whole

[ 1818 ]
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American ginseng is a member of the ivy family of plants that is native to the northeastern US. Due to overharvesting and urban sprawl, American ginseng is also commercially cultivated in woodland or artificial settings in Minnesota and Wisconsin, where it takes 4 to 10 years before the roots are harvested.

The whole dried roots are used in tea blends and to make infusions, tinctures and liquid extracts.

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information at a glance
originUnited States
active compoundsGinsenosides and polysaccharide glycans.
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWoody with no discernable scent.


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culinaryDecoct in hot water to make teas or add to soups. The dried root may also be tinctured.

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flavor profile

whole, American
ginseng root

Mildly sweet in flavor.

formulas & recipes

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ginseng root

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what else you should know

whole, American
ginseng root

American ginseng is a member of the ivy family and native to eastern United States and Canada, although the species is also cultivated in China. The root is harvested from plants that are five to ten years old.

Like its Asian counterpart, Panax ginseng, American ginseng is considered an adaptogenic herb that helps the body cope with stress and resist disease. The active agents in the root are ginsenosides, a class of saponins that are exclusive to plants in the Panax genus.

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