Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
This slow-growing, short plant with fleshy roots can be classified three ways, depending on how long it is grown: fresh, white or red.
Fresh ginseng is harvested before 4 years, while white ginseng is harvested between 4–6 years and red ginseng is harvested after 6 or more years.
Siberian ginseng has been shown to have many beneficial effects. One of these is its ability to protect the adrenal glands, thus increasing our capacity to withstand prolonged stress. It is also appears to enhance the immune system, increase cognitive function and concentration and dampen inflammatory responses. Siberian Ginseng is also useful for athletes as it is effectively raises blood oxygen levels.
The normal dose is 1-4g a day, or about (4g is about half a teaspoon). Usually it is best to take for a periods of 6 weeks (with 2 week breaks in between). It is safe for long-term use.
May be added to smoothies or drinks or taken in water.