Asian Ginseng root (Panax ginseng) is an adaptogen that helps the body adapt to any kind of stress. Asian ginseng is like American ginseng, both have similar medicinal actions are used in the same way. Ginsengs are a tonic to the immune, endocrine and nervous systems and reduce stress by balancing and cleansing. The roots are picked the 2nd year, but 5 year or older roots are more desirable and are more expensive. It’s easy to make your own ginseng tinctures for health purposes and they are better than store-bought pills.
|Common Name||Asian ginseng root|
|Latin Name||Panax ginseng|
|Parts Used||Perennial- older root 2+years picked in the Fall. Older roots are more expensive and desirable. 5+ year old more desirable|
|Target Organs||endocrine, immune, heart, nervous, lungs, digestion, reproductive systems|
|Common Uses||Endocrine: tonic for fatigue, stress, malabsorption, Nervous system: tonic, debility, exhaustion, insomnia,Immune: tonic, boost,
Digestion: stomach upset
Liver: cleanser and protector
Lowers High cholesterol and diabetes support.
Lowers High blood fats and sugar levels.
Heart: protects and nourishes
|Properties||Adaptogen, adrenal tonic, pituitary tonic, immune tonic, male/ female reproductive tonic, restores strengthens, antiallergenic, antihepatotoxic, cardiac , hypertensive, hypoglycaemic, hypolipidemic, nervine, anti-toxic, stomachic, antineoplastic,|
|Constituents||E.O. 3%, saponin glycosides: ginsenoside, panaxosides 7%<; sitosterols, mucilage, polysaccharides, 18 amino acids, resin, germanium, minerals, starch,|
|Cautions||Do not use with high fever|
|Dosage||Tincture: 1-4ml Decoction: 3-10g 2-3 x a day on an empty stomach – Cycle-3 weeks take formula, then take 1 week off|