What is Wisconsin Grown American Ginseng & What Are the Health Benefits?

Morgan Kuphal

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 and is imported by into Asia for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, American Ginseng is thought to cool and nourish the body’s Qi energy as well as improve physical strength, promote health and increase longevity.  While there is still much research that needs to be done, studies have shown many potential health benefits from consuming American Ginseng on a regular basis. 

Some of these potential health benefits are: 
  1. Increased energy and decreased fatigue due to lower oxidative stress levels and increased energy production in cells (1, 2). 
  2. Nootropic and adaptogenic properties which means ginseng may improve focus and short term memory as well as help the body maintain balance while under stress (3, 4, 5). 
  3. Improved immune response meaning ginseng may help the immune system respond to colds and flu (6, 7). 
  4. Reduced inflammation associated with arthritis, muscle stiffness and diet (8, 9, 10). 
  5. Lower blood sugar level for diabetics (11, 12). 

(Full links to sources can be found at the bottom of this article.)

The compounds responsible for these health benefits are known as ginsenosides and they are found in high concentrations within the ginseng root.  Studies have found that American ginseng grown in Wisconsin contains higher levels of ginsenosides than ginseng grown anywhere else due to the rich, sandy soil and perfect temperate climate.

All the ginseng roots and root products sold on WisconsinGrownGinseng.com are grown on our farm located in Marathon County Central Wisconsin.

WisconsinGrownGinseng.com offers a wide array of American Ginseng products such as our all natural, alcohol-free Wisconsin American ginseng extract.  Each 2 ounce bottle contains 20 grams of our pure ginseng powder which has been extracted into an easily absorbable liquid formula. Just stir 30 drops or 1.5 milliliters of extract into any beverage to get the ginsenosides from 500 mg of dried American ginseng root.

We also offer small, medium, large and jumbo sizes of our whole American Ginseng roots in 4, 8, and 16 ounce packages as well as ginseng powder, unsorted ginseng roots and ginseng prongs and fibers which are the pieces that break off of the main root while sorting.  All of our products are also available for discounted prices when purchased in bulk quantities.

Our ginseng roots and ginseng root products are sorted and produced by hand to ensure our customers receive the highest quality American ginseng and best possible customer service. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, just return it and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Find out for yourself why WisconsinGrownGinseng.com is the best place to buy the highest quality American Ginseng.

For more information on how to use and prepare American ginseng, check out the Recipes page of our website for recipes and videos.

Links to Sources:

1. Wisconsin Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) to improve cancer-related fatigue: a randomized, double-blind trial, N07C2

2. Anti-Fatigue Effects of Small Molecule Oligopeptides Isolated from Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer in Mice.

3. Effects of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: an acute, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

4. Panax ginseng (G115) improves aspects of working memory performance and subjective ratings of calmness in healthy young adults.

5. Single doses of Panax ginseng (G115) reduce blood glucose levels and improve cognitive performance during sustained mental activity.

6. Ginseng, the 'Immunity Boost': The Effects of Panax ginseng on Immune System

7. Immune system effects of echinacea, ginseng, and astragalus: a review.

8. Protective effects of Panax ginseng on muscle injury and inflammation after eccentric exercise

9. Effects of Panax ginseng on tumor necrosis factor-α-mediated inflammation: a mini-review

10. Potentiation of antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of cultured wild ginseng root extract through probiotic fermentation.

11. The Effect of Ginseng (The Genus Panax) on Glycemic Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials

12. Ginseng on Hyperglycemia: Effects and Mechanisms



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