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schinsent, jintsam, five-fingers, tartar root
long been used as a medicinal herb in Asia . Its names,
which translates from Chinese as "man" (gin) "essence" (seng)
indicates the esteem in which is it held. While it has
gained immense popularity in the West recently, it been used
in Britain as far back as the reign of Charles 11, when it
was worth three times its weight in silver.
improves the general well being of individuals.
Specifically, it is crediting with boosting the appetite,
decreasing stress levels, increasing stamina, improving
concentration, enhancing physical and mental performance and
aiding general healing. To obtain these benefits, a dosage
of 1/2-2g of dried ginseng root or 200- of ginseng extract
daily is recommended. While the extract is widely available
at health stores, it may be necessary to visit a specialist
Asian supplies store for the unprocessed root.
recommended to improve the general condition of frail
elderly people a milder dose of 0.4-0.8g of root or
150-250mg of extract.
makes an excellent pick-me-up when one is stressed or
depressed. It can be made from scratch by grinding 1
teaspoon of dried root in a coffee grinder (thoroughly
cleaned, or kept expressly for this purpose as coffee and
ginseng do not mix well). Pour 1 cup of boiling water over
the ground root and leave to steep for 15 minutes. Strain
and sweeten with honey if necessary. An easier way is to
make the tea with ginseng teabags, available from health
stores. These are usually less effective, however, as they
are often adulterated with other herbs.
makes an excellent aphrodisiac, too!
also be effective for diabetics and to ease liver problems.
For these matters it is recommended that you see a qualified
Ginseng should never be mixed with
caffeine or alcohol, as this can cause headaches and high
herbalist should be consulted before taking ginseng while
using steroids, medication which lowers blood sugar, or some
be avoided during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
It should also
be noted that some commercially available ginseng extracts
contain very little active herb. Check the potency before
Ginseng: Ginseng takes 5-6 years to mature, so it is
recommended only to the most patient gardeners! It can be
grown from seeds, which are sown in autumn with a spacing of
15cm if growing multiple plants. It requires plenty of shade
and grows best in a rich, loamy soil. While ginseng is
fairly tough, it requires protection from frost in winter
and humidity in summer. Once mature, the roots are harvested
and allowed to dry slowly, preferably outside.
considered the "King of plants" because it has a unique
effect on the body. It has been used for healing in Chinese
medicine for over 5000 years. Ginseng is a root that
requires 6 years to grow to maturity. The highest quality
Ginseng is Korean-Chinese Panax Ginseng.
It is an
adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herbs support all the major
systems: nervous system, hormonal system and immune system.
By normalizing our bodily functions, adaptogens help
maintain the stable internal environment known as
homeostasis. In order for our body parts to work
efficiently, the concentrations of water, food substances,
and oxygen (as well as the conditions of heat and pressure)
must remain within certain very narrow limits.
By helping body
parts remain in balance, adaptogens can help us have more
energy and greater health. It will, when the body needs it,
be calming and help relieve stress, mental fatigue and
weakness. It is beneficial to blood pressure (high or low).
An antidote to many toxic drugs and chemicals, protects the
body against radiation, helps vision, hearing, reduces
irritability, and produces strength to the adrenal glands.
balance of body and mind. It brings harmony to all organs.
It stimulates the brain. It increases sexual potency. It
aids women during menopause. It is a natural aid in
normalizing body weight.
Wholistic Centre uses only 100% pure Korean-Chinese Panax
Ginseng that we have imported from Korea . We can supply
additional information on demonstrated successes in the
treatment of various diseases .