The Ginseng Story
The Wisdom of a Thousand Years
The Ginseng Story
Ginseng's beginnings can be traced back to Korea one thousand years ago when its effects were first discovered. This was done by cooking and drying the plant. In the travel essay "高麗圖經" written by Xuanhe in 1123, who was an envoy of the Song Dynasty visiting Goryo, the power of ginseng was documented. It is still renowned today for its health benefits which have been verified by both Eastern and Western medical communities. In essence, it is a food for health created by the combination of history and science.
What is Korean Ginseng?
Ginseng is widely desired for its numerous beneficial components. In the ginseng family, Korean ginseng stands out for its impressive levels of saponins and non-saponins that can't be found with other varieties.
Korean Ginseng contains a range of valuable saponins including Rb1 which may help regulate healthy liver and brain function. It is also abundant in non-saponin ingredients, one of the most notable being acidic polysaccharide which has been proven to manage cholesterol levels.
Korean Ginseng Vs Korean Red Ginseng Vs American Ginseng Vs Chinese Ginseng Vs Japanese Ginseng
Korean Red Ginseng is a version of Korean Ginseng that has been through a traditional steaming and drying process, turning it red. This is done to enhance the root's benefits and protect it. Not all ginseng plants are equal in terms of their benefits; Korean Red Ginseng contains an abundance of saponins while American, Chinese, and Japanese Ginseng have less than 15 saponins. Saponins are naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the capabilities of Ginseng.
Unprocessed ginseng becomes ginseng when processed according to the traditional Korean method
*Acidic polysaccharide, the main active ingredient of ginseng, helps to enhance anti-cancer immunity, to inhibit cholesterol
THE KOREAN GINSENG STORY
For centuries, Korean Ginseng has been renowned for its exceptional characteristics and is known as Asia's Immunity Booster. This herb is native to the Korean Peninsula and takes a long time to develop - the roots have to be nourished in perfect conditions for a full six years in order to reach its maximum potential.
The Best Ginseng Is Grown For Six Years
Every year, the ginseng plant develops one palmately compound leaf with "prongs", meaning it will show one leaf stem in its initial growth period, two stems in its second year, and so on until its sixth year. After that, the production of new leaves mysteriously stops. During the sixth year, the root's "head", "body" and "legs" are at their most even and the root contains the most nutrients, indicating that this is the peak of its growth.
Crafting genuine ginseng is a combination of artistry, skill and scientific knowledge. We devote two years to getting each field ready for planting, then let each plant grow for six years until it is at its best, and then permit the area to lie fallow for a decade before replanting.
The Theory Of The Seven Benefits Of Ginseng in Oriental Medicine
Helps recover strength and promotes stamina
Normalizing Metabolism Irregularities
Promotes the production of blood and stabilizes the pulse
Calming Mental Instability
Reduces strees and stabilizes the equilibrium of the mind
Improving The Whole Body Function
Complements body fluids and alleviates thirst
Detoxification and Improving Skin Conditions
Gets rid of the poison in the body and resolves swellings or boils
Strengthening Spleen and Stomach
Strengthens the digestive organs and stops diarrthea
Nourish and Strengthen Respiratory System
Strengthens the lungs and stops coughs