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Ginseng: the root of heaven
Ginseng is a term of includes 11 species of perennial plants with a hard-growing and fleshy roots that belong to the Panax species of the Araliaceae family.
Ginseng is a term of includes 11 species of perennial plants with a hard-growing and fleshy roots that belong to the Panax species of the Araliaceae family. Their original habitat is the cold zone of the northern hemisphere in particular in East Asia (Korea, the North China and eastern Siberia) and in North America. The term “Panax” comes from Greek “pan” that means “all” and “akèia” that means “care, remedy” .
The ginseng was dubbed “king of all herbs” for is preciousness and it was considered ad root of heaven and honoured with specifically rites in all East Asia. Some ancient legends said that its consumption helping to bring the immortality.
This root is fleshy and fusiform, a pale yellow colour and a characteristic bitter taste similar to liquorice. It has tonic and adaptogen properties, namely they are able to aid the organism to adapt to stress reinforcing the immune, endocrine and nervous system and improving the physical and mental capacity. The consume of ginseng is recommended in tiredness moments. It can use to stimulate the memory and the learning, in case of scholastic and labor stress
The ginseng is commercialized in various form: tablets, chewable, bars or infusions; it is also used to flavour coffee, chocolate, infusion and tea.
It is advice its consumption in the morning, preferably when you wake up, and not in the evening for avoid to suffer of insomnia. It is also inadvisable to consume it simultaneously with other exciting substances ad coffee or tea. If you are
Important: If you are taking any medications, consult your doctor before use.
Published 26 March 2020