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REN SHEN | Panax Ginseng (Sliced)

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Panax Ginseng - REN SHEN

All ginsengs are not created equal, and the differences between them are significant. There are three different herbs that are marketed as ginseng:

• Panax Ginseng, Asian Ginseng (REN SHEN)
• Panax quinquefolium, American Ginseng (XI YANG SHEN)
• Eleutherococcus senticosus, Siberian Ginseng, (CI WU JIA)

Panax Ginseng's Nature

Panax Ginseng is sweet and slightly bitter in flavor, slightly warm in nature, and acts on the heart, spleen and lung channels. It can restore collapse and slowly tonify (strengthen) long-term deficiencies. It is the go-to herb to treat collapse due to overwork or exhaustion.

Panax or Asian ginseng is generally sourced from China, Korea, and Japan. The herb grows best in the hard ground of a colder climate. The higher qualities are wildcrafted, but cultivated ginseng can also be quite potent. It is classified in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a 'Qi Tonic' (energy strengthener). It is said to effect the body's energy by way of digestion, so it is called a 'Spleen Tonic', as TCM regards the organ system known as 'the Spleen' to regulate digestion, assimilation, and the transformation of food to the various forms of energy employed by the body's organs.

Red Ginseng vs. White Ginseng

There are two types of Panax Ginseng root. Raw White Panax ginseng is unprocessed and has milder properties than red processed Panax ginseng. Red ginseng has been steamed together with other herbs to make it both stronger and warmer in nature.

Panax Ginseng (REN SHEN) Benefits and Uses

Also known as Oriental Ginseng, REN SHEN is prized because, it is the only herb that strengthens the Original Qi.

The Original Qi (also known as the YUAN QI) is the vital energy with which we are born. We have a limited amount of YUAN QI while we are alive. This Original QI is gradually used-up by the inevitable friction, stress, and 'dukkha' of our lives, as we journey through our allotted span of time. When YUAN QI empty, life is gone. 

Additionally, ginseng has been proven to extend endurance, making it a favorite of many athletes. 

The legendary power of ginseng to boost sexual performance is indeed legend.  Sexual prowess is not amongst the herb's proven benefits, at least not according to the practice of Traditional Chinese medicine.  There are, however, many herbs other than Ginseng that can be used for this purpose.

Ginseng is sweet and slightly bitter in flavor, slightly warm in nature, and acts on the heart, spleen and lung channels. It can strongly invigorate the original Qi (yuan qi), quickly restore collapse and slowly tonify the deficiency. It is the first important herb to treat collapse due to extreme deficiency of original Qi caused by overwork. It invigorates spleen-qi and lung-qi, promoting the production of the body fluids s. When the original Qi is invigorated the nervous system is calmer. Therefore Ren Shen can tranquilize and can treat palpitations and insomnia. 

Effects: Invigorating Qi, treating collapse, reinforcing the spleen, nourishing the lung, promoting the production of the body fluid, quenching thirst, tranquilizing the mind and improving intelligence. 


Ginseng Cautions and Contraindications

Large doses of Panax Ginseng can raise blood pressure. Very small doses have a mild sedative effect. 

TCM can be very potent, but it can also be complex; Self diagnosis and treatment are not recommended. Find out about an on-line consultation at online-herbal-consultation


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RED GINSENG: Choose sliced root or concentrated granules: 1 lb. RED GINSENG whole herbs (dried root) sliced