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!)
MAYO CLINIC STUDY
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!
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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: