Panax Ginseng, REN SHEN, High Grade Root

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Everything You Need to Know About Ginseng *

There are Three Types of Ginseng, 

  1. Panax Ginseng REN SHEN
  2. American Ginseng XI YANG SHEN
  3. Siberian Ginseng  CI WU JIA

Each is distinctly different from the other


panax ginseng

Panax Ginseng

Also known as Oriental Ginseng, it is prized because, it alone can strengthen the Original Qi.

The Original Qi (also known as the Yuan Qi) is the vital energy with which we are born. When we have Yuan Qi, we are alive. When it's gone, 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 has never been proven, and is in fact, unknown to Chinese medicine. Kidney strengthening herbs such as Epimidi, Eucommia, Antler, etc. are much more useful as sex-tonics. Korean ginseng is noted for its high quality, but the fact is that both Chinese and Korean ginseng can be of varying quality. 

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. 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. 

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


How to Take Ginseng

Ginseng can be chewed, brewed, swallowed or stewed. No matter if it is taken as a tea, lozenge, pill, powder, or food, it is always best to use a good quality root. 

pouring a cup of Chinese teaUsing the dried ginseng root is best. First cut it into dime sized slices. Note: Ginseng will slice easily after it has been warmed in the oven for a few minutes or in the microwave for a few seconds (alternatively, you can buy it already sliced). The slices can now be chewed or brewed. Sucking and swallowing slices of Ginseng provides a quick method of dosage and oral satisfaction. To brew tea with Ginseng, use 3-9 grams per person. Double boiling is preferred. Slow boil herb slices for about one hour, and drink the tea on an empty stomach. 

Note that Panax Ginseng is sometimes steamed with aconite or other herbs to enhance its strength. This is called red ginseng. It has a warm nature. Also available is White Ginseng. This is unprocessed Panax Ginseng. Milder White Ginseng is more appropriate when the user has too much heat. Its cooler nature won't aggravate hot or inflammatory conditions.

Ginseng Value: How To Buy Ginseng, What You Need to Know

Siberian ginseng, a common weed, should cost only a fraction of the price of either Oriental or American ginseng. The price of Oriental or American can vary greatly. Soup grade ginseng can sell for a few dollars at the grocery; while the highest grades will bring over $10,000 per root. What determines the value of Oriental or American ginseng? 

ginseng root being sold at market

  • Ginseng roots gathered from the wild are far more costly than those cultivated on a farm.
     Wildcrafted roots will not contain traces of the fungicides which are used on cultivated

  • Roots that resemble a human form are more valuable than those that do not. 

  • Big roots are better than small ones. Thick roots are preferable to thin roots. 

  • Old roots are more prized than fresh ones. 

  • Strong characteristic taste and smell also indicate the strength of Ginseng roots. 

  • Siberian ginseng is cheap, and should cost only a fraction of what Oriental or American
     ginseng costs.


Ginseng Extracts (Ginseng pills and liquids)

Like every other herb, ginseng is made up of hundreds of different chemicals. Standardized ginseng extracts are rated by the percentage ginsanocides they contain. Scientists believe these chemicals create ginseng's effects. Marketers believe that standardization is favored by consumers. 

Herbalists, however, believe that the effects of any herb depend on many chemical components interacting together. That is why most herbologists prefer whole herbs or simple water extractions to standardized extracts. Besides, extracts are usually taken from inferior herbs, herbs that can't be sold whole due to poor appearance, taste, and potency. 

Low-temperature water extracts, which have not been chemically manipulated in order to standardize ginsanocides, are more like the herb as it is found in nature.

Organic Ginseng

Ginseng that is truly gathered in the wild (wildcrafted) is likely free of fertilizers and pesticides. However, to be called "organic", ginseng must be certified by a third party organization recognized under the Organic Food Production Act (OFPA). This law can be accessed through the USDA website at:

Methods of certification vary from state to state, and until very recently, there were no Chinese certification agencies recognized by federal authorities. This picture is beginning to change.  More and more batches of certified organic ginseng are becoming available, as markets adapt to the demand for organic herbs.

These extracts are, of course, only as potent as the herbs from which they came.


These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Please note, this product cannot be returned, refunded, or exchanged. 



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