Which Ginseng?

Panax ginseng – Asian or Korean ginseng. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this species variety is a “warming” ginseng promoting heat and “Yang” energy.

Panax quinquefolius – American ginseng. In TCM this species is a “cooling” ginseng supporting Qi and Yin energy. Characteristic flavor is slightly bitter and earthy.

Eleutherococcus senticosus – Sometimes referred to as “Siberian ginseng”. Not a true ginseng, but rather a cousin.

When looking up information and studies on “ginseng” be sure it specifies which species it is referring to — don’t settle for general “ginseng” information, as each has unique properties and effects. (Even cooking recipes call for specific ginseng!)

The Benefits of Ginseng


Article: American Ginseng study

How to Use Ginseng

Heil Harvest ginseng products are 100% Wisconsin ginseng: no additives, no imposters, no ethanol/alcohol extraction processing. Just ginseng… raised by us!


Roots: Wash root thoroughly (like any other vegetable) then use in soups and recipes. A little extra effort well worth the exceptional benefits; small pieces can be chewed or made into tea.

Tea Bags: Soilon® pyramid (see-through) with 2g of little root nuggets. Enjoy hot or chill prepared tea for a refreshing, post work-out or summer beverage. Contents are roots! Add to chicken soup for a quick and easy health boost.

Capsules: The most convenient option for those on-the-go!

  • Suggested use (2) 500mg capsules twice daily.
  • Swallow with or without water or food.
  • Not an extract! just pure milled Wisconsin ginseng roots, minimum of 5.5% ginsenosides (the beneficial saponins in ginseng).
  • Add capsule contents to your smoothie or oatmeal.


Two of our favorite recipes using ginseng:

From American Ginseng Pork Soup
From Steamed Chicken with Ginseng

Ginseng Recipes