The Panax Ginseng plant can be used in numerous different ways, to get the most benefit for your health and wellness. Here we will look at a variety of ways you can take Panax Ginseng, the pro’s and con’s of each and which might be best for you.
Ginseng tea is said to have a relaxing, soothing effect on your body and mind. The tea is made from the root of the plant and is said to be especially good for the immune system, menstrual pain and boosting the immune system.
Ginseng tea can be made from Ginseng roots, extract or powder by simply pouring boiling water over it, and letting it steep for 3-5 minutes.
We stock Korean Panax Ginseng root preserved in honey. Panax Ginseng root alone is usually too bitter to be appetising to the taste. By preserving the root in honey it is much more friendly to the palate, easier to consume, and reap all of the health benefits from doing so.
The root can then be made into tea by thinly and pouring boiling water over it. The honey makes the taste sweeter and more appetising to drink. Ginseng alone will be hard to drink, because of its bitter taste.
Ginseng Herbs & Leaves
Panax Ginseng herb refers to the plant itself. It is usually taken by powdering the root, or making it into a herbal tea.
Ginseng leaves are much cheaper than ginseng root, however they do not contain the same levels of ginsenosides - the bioactive ingredient that makes Panax Ginseng such a great herb for your health. You can make ginseng tea with the leaves of the plant as well as the roots, but there is little evidence on the effectiveness of doing so for your health and wellness.
As stated above, the most common way to take Panax Ginseng apart from as a supplement (capsules), is as a drink. You can make Ginseng tea from the roots, powder or leaves. Just be warned that it has a bitter taste and is not very palatable. That is why we stock the Ginseng Root preserved in honey, to add the sweetness of the honey and make it a more enjoyable experience.
Ginseng seeds are not for consumption, but for growing your own Ginseng. If you navigate to the ‘how to grow your own Ginseng’ section of this guide you will see further instruction on how to do that.
Growing Panax Ginseng can actually be very profitable, but be warned it takes 3-5+ years for the plant to reach maturity and be ready to harvest and sell or consume.
Ginseng Capsules & Powder
The easiest and most common way to take Panax Ginseng is in capsule or supplement form.
The capsules are filled with ground Ginseng root and measured out into doses. They’re extremely simple to take and it negates the bitter taste you get in Ginseng tea. We stock the Korean Red Ginseng capsules, which are harvested after 6 years of growth, for the highest concentration of ginsenosides (the bioactive ingredient in Ginseng).
Ginseng powder is made from Ginseng root. It is the ingredient in Ginseng capsules, and can also be used to make Ginseng tea.