Our Organic fresh ginseng is native to the Far East and has been used for health-related purposes for at least 2,000 years. China ginseng is one of several types of ginseng (another is American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius). The terms red ginseng and white ginseng refer to Asian ginseng roots prepared in two different ways.
In traditional Chinese medicine, China ginseng was used as a tonic that was believed to replenish energy. Today, China ginseng is used as a dietary supplement to improve general well-being, physical stamina, and concentration; stimulate immune function; slow the aging process; and relieve various health problems such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, depression, and anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and menopausal hot flashes.
The root of China ginseng contains chemical components called ginsenosides (or panaxosides) that are thought to contribute to the herb’s claimed health-related properties.