Ginseng is a herb that lives a hundred years. From this herb we only use its root. It is interesting to say that the root is reminiscent of the figure of a man.
For the existence of ginseng, the Chinese knew 2000 years ago and they used the root to make drink for refreshment. The secret to their long life was jealously kept of all invaders on their lands. The first scientific knowledge on the actual composition, activity and types of ginseng is dating from 1968. Today it is known that there are three kinds of medicinal ginseng including: Chinese or Korean, American and Siberian ginseng. Lately, because of the large consumption of ginseng, you can find an American red ginseng, which doesn’t have the healing ingredient, but it’s produced for counterfeiting of medicinal species. This fraud is easily recognized because this root causes diarrhea to people.
The effects of medicinal ginseng are numerous and fore that this root is called the “elixir of life” or “cure for all diseases”. It can be used by healthy people too in order to protect their bodies from diseases.
There aren’t known any negative effects of ginseng (from previous scientific research), except for the Chinese ginseng that has been demonstrated that after a very long use it can cause increased alertness (insomnia).
Ginseng can be successfully used at: increased or decreased blood pressure, all types of heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, gallbladder disease, kidney disease, varicose and inflamed veins, impotence, anemia and many other disease. The ginseng is refreshing the old and feeble people, it removes their fatigue and improves the memory. Because of its action, it’s recommended for people with increased intellectual activity.
Use: Pour half teaspoon of pure grind root with 125 ml. boiling water. Let it stay for 30 minutes and then it’s ready for use. You can take this drink twice a day. Add a few drops of lemon juice to reduce on the bitterness. If you’re using capsules from ginseng root, you should know that you can drink up to three grams a day.