What is Ginseng
Ginseng is a short perennial plant of the Arialiaceae botanical family. It grows naturally on the slopes of ravines and shady, well drained mountainous Harwood Forests. The plant grows between 7 to 21 inches in height when wild, the root is creamy yellow or white, sometimes taking the shape of the human body.
The History of Ginseng
The Chinese have been using Ginseng for over 5000 years as a tonic and a remedial against tiredness and stress. They composed the name Ginseng from two words meaning ‘Man Plant’ from its frequent likeness to the human form. Later on the Greeks gave it the name ‘Panax’, which means all healing or cure all. Ginseng has been one of the most highly respected herbs since ancient times by both Native American and Chinese herbalists.
Ginseng is one of Nature’s Gifts. It is used to increase physical and mental endurance, and boost energy. Its tonicrevitalizing and energetic properties can regulate, balance and normalise physical functions, reinforcing the immune system and removing toxins from the organs.