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What Are the Health Benefits of Wisconsin Grown American Ginseng Root?

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What Are the Health Benefits of Wisconsin Grown American Ginseng Root?

American ginseng, known by its Latin name of Panax quinquefolius, is a slow-growing medicinal plant that produces a fleshy, white root that has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years.  Most ginseng grown in the United States is exported to Asia for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  In TCM, American ginseng is thought to cool and nourish the body’s Qi energy as well as improve physical strength, promote health and increase longevity.  American ginseng is slightly different than Asian or Korean ginseng (Latin name Panax ginseng) which is known to be more stimulating and can caused increased heart rate and...


What is a Ginseng Cooker Chinese Herb Pot?

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What is a Ginseng Cooker Chinese Herb Pot?

Click the image above to load the video!  Ginseng cookers are Traditional Chinese Medicine herb pots used to steam and prepare different herbal remedies such as reishi mushrooms as well as Korean and American ginseng roots.  These two-lidded porcelain or ceramic double boilers are meant to be placed inside of another pot of boiling water.  The herbs are placed inside of the ginseng cooker along with water and the ginseng cooker prevents the herbs from direct exposure to heat which may damage some of the fragile herbal compounds.  How to Use a Ginseng Cooker In order to use a ginseng...


American Ginseng Root & Ginkgo Biloba Leaf for treating ADD & ADHD - My Experience with Ginseng & Ginko Biloba Tea

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American Ginseng Root & Ginkgo Biloba Leaf for treating ADD & ADHD - My Experience with Ginseng & Ginko Biloba Tea

While researching some of the various health benefits of American ginseng, I stumbled upon a promising study which showed that a mixture of Panax quinquefolium (the latin name for American ginseng) and ginkgo biloba could help improve the symptoms of those suffering with ADD and ADHD. The 4 week long study monitored 36 subjects between the ages of 3 to 17 who had a previous diagnosis of ADHD.  Subjects were observed and completed questionnaires to assess their level of impairment before consuming the herbal extracts, after 2 weeks of treatment and finally after 4.  After 4 weeks of treatment, patients on average had a 44%...


Can Ginseng help fight the Coronavirus?

Can Ginseng help fight the Coronavirus?

Can Ginseng Help Improve Immunity Against COVID-19? The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has people scrambling for ways to protect themselves by boosting their immune systems. Many supplement companies have promoted a variety of products which claim to boost immunity and fight back against disease, but most of these products are completely untested and often do not even contain the listed ingredients.  Right now, it is more important than ever to properly research what treatments are best to keep your immune system strong. While it is too soon to know for sure that ginseng can help the...