Red Ginseng (Chinese) Powder

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Chinese red ginseng refers to the unpeeled root of Panax ginseng, also known as Asian or Korean ginseng. The roots and thin offshoots of the plant are left intact but are steamed before drying.

The powdered root is usually taken in capsules or used to produce liquid extracts and tinctures.

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approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsPanaxans, Triterpenoid saponins, Sesquiterpenes, Acetylenic compounds, Gensenosides
plant part usedroot

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
appearance & aromaLight colored powder without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticUse moist in poultices or infuse in oil or alcohol for topical formulations.
culinaryUse in tea blends or encapsulate as a dietary supplement.

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what else you should know

ginseng root (Chinese), red

Panax ginseng is a member of the ivy family that is represented by nearly a dozen different species that occur naturally in the cool regions of eastern Asia. The herb is also cultivated, with China and South Korea as the largest producers.

More commonly referred to as Chinese, Korean or Asian ginseng, Panax ginseng is classified as an adaptogen, which means the herb assists the body to resist the effects of stress. Chinese red ginseng is the name given to the unpeeled root of the species that has been processed by steam.

Background: In China, ginseng has been a vital herb for over 7 millenia. Wars have been won and lost in order to have control over the production of this beneficial plant. It's been used in Europe since the 800s. It became popular in the Western Hemisphere in the 1700s. 

Description: Ginseng is a plant that grows to about 3 feet in height. It has small yellow flowers. The root is harvested in the fall. Before it's used it must be washed, steamed, then dried.

Safety: Do not take more than the recommended dose of Ginseng. Don't take for more than six weeks to avoid becoming dependent on ginseng. Do not take if pregnant. Don't use caffeine when using ginseng. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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