What is ther best type of Ginseng to take?
There is red ginseng, American ginseng, Siberian etc. Which gives you the best energy? Do you have a preference and why? Thanks
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
American ginseng is quite works incredibly . it gives energy instantaneously so i prefer it. thanks
- 1 decade ago
I've read that Siberian Ginseng is more powerful than Korean ginseng. dont know about american though.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Ginseng is known for:
Opening the mind
Strengthening the body
Cleansing the body of stress
Treating sleep disorders and overcoming insomnia.
Ginseng has had beneficial effects on women suffering post-menopausal symptoms.
Ginseng has also demonstrated clinical improvements in virility among men, and effected improvements in conditions of sexual dysfunction for both sexes.
Ginseng is naturally white or off-white when harvested. The manner in which it is then dried determines the color. In ancient times red ginseng was ginseng which had been dried in the sun. In modern times red ginseng is often steamed during processing, which has the similar effect of changing the color to red. In both cases this is probably due to the caramelizing of sugars in the root.
Red ginseng is considered more warm, or "yang" than white ginseng. It has been theorized that the effect sun-drying or steam drying has on the ginsenocides, the principal active ingredients of ginseng root, may be no different than the effect caused by simply infusing a dried white root into tea.
What is Korean and Chinese Ginseng?
Asian ginseng, including Korean, Manchurian, Vietnamese, and Chinese ginseng, is referred to by the scientific name Panax Ginseng or Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer, after the Russian botanist Carl Anton Meyer who catalogued ginseng in 1843.
Asian ginseng is considered to be very "yang", or warm, and is often used for relatively limited periods of time. It contains roughly half the number of active ginsenocides found in American ginseng, which is considered to be cooler, or more "yin", and better suited for long term usage. For this reason American ginseng has become very prized in Asia, and most American ginseng is imported to Asian markets.
What is North American Ginseng?
Ginseng is native to North America, and has been in use by Native Americans for thousands of years. European settlers have used it since the early 1700s; Daniel Boone use to pick wild ginseng and sell it in colonial NY. By the early 1800s tons of ginseng were already being exported to Asia each year.
American ginseng is known by the scientific name Panax Quinquefolius, after the five-leaf formation common to the species. It contains almost twice as many ginsenosides as
Asian ginseng, and is highly valued in the orient. The best North American ginseng grows in Wisconsin and Ontario; with ginseng of almost equal quality being grown in the Catskills of New York and parts of Pennsylvania.
What is Siberian Ginseng?
Siberian Ginseng is not really ginseng at all, but rather it is a distantly related member of the ivy family. Siberian Ginseng, Panax Ginseng and Ginseng Quinquefolius are all members of the araliaceae family, Siberian ginseng (Eleutheroccocus senticosus) however belongs to an other genus than "true" ginsengs (Panax Ginseng and Panax Quinquefolius). The active principles in Siberian ginseng, called eleutherosides, are aromatic alcohol aglycones, the ginsenosides in Panax ginseng have triterpenoid aglycones. They appear to have a similar function on the human body, thus making Eleutheroccocus a cheaper substitute for real ginseng.
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