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December 7, 2012

DIY Asian Ginseng Tincture

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.

asain ginseng

Common Name Asian ginseng root
Latin Name Panax ginseng
Family Araliaceae
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
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