Preparation and Consumption of Ginseng
There are basically 3 ways of preparing and consuming Ginseng. The 3 ways of preparing and consuming are: –
- 1. Double Boiling Slice Ginseng
What is double boiling? Double boiling means a cooking method whereby the food is cook over water. Basically two pots are used. The inner one will contain the food, the other, usually the outer one will contain water. The inner one will be heated up and the food will be cooked over water by the outer pot. This is termed double boiling. The duration needed is about 2 hours.
In the modern day now, slow cooker can be used to replace double boiling. Food can be placed and cook using a slow cooker. The duration needed is also about 2 hours.
The food in this instance refers to the slice Ginseng and maybe lean meat or chicken thigh.
- 2. Ginseng in Powder Form
Ginseng can be grind into powder form and can be consumed with luke warm water. After the Ginseng is grind into powder, you will only need to consume a spoonful (spoon will be provided) of the powder everyday, preferably on the morning with an empty stomach.
- 3. Ginseng in Capsule Form
Ginseng can be grind into powder form and can be made into capsule. The Ginseng capsule can be consumed every morning with an empty stomach. Two capsules a day is what you need.
So why we need to consume Ginseng?
Ginseng is held in high esteem because of its use as a medicinal plant. The genus name Panax is derived from the Greek word meaning “panacea” or “all-healing.” The species ginseng is said to mean, “wonder of the world.” Ginseng is considered an aphrodisiac, stimulant, stomachic, and demulcent.
Traditionally, the wild root was consumed to vitalize, strengthen, and rejuvenate the entire body. As a medicinal plant, ginseng seems has been used as a remedy for all ailments, including depression, diabetes, fatigue, aging, inflammations, internal degeneration, nausea, tumors, pulmonary problems, dyspepsia, vomiting, nervousness, stress and ulcers. It is also known to be used to increase the appetite and bodily energy, regulate menses, ease childbirth, increase fertility of women, and treat periodontal disease.
Ginseng is said to relieve menopausal women of hot flashes, reduce fevers and loosen a dry, hacking cough due to smoking or other factors. Ginseng is used in traditional Chinese medicine for deficiency of energy, internal injuries caused by worry, convalescent weakness, palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness, and nervousness and to promote general mental and physical well being.
Oriental ginseng is used as a cardiac tonic for shock and low blood pressure. Widely cultivated, Korean ginseng is now used as a natural preventive, restorative remedy and valued for its adaptogenic properties. Korean ginseng is more stimulating and increases the “yang” energy, while American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) increases the “yin” energy. Korean ginseng is considered most suitable for males and for older people.
All forms of ginseng are said to aid in reducing stress, improving vitality and boosting the immune system. Oriental ginseng, whether white or red, is often taken as a daily tonic with the added benefit of an energy boost.