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What ? Ginseng for health ?

Written By DifAfif on Senin, 24 Oktober 2011 | 07.23

Ginseng is a plant that grows throughout the year. Included in the genus Panax, which comes from the Greek Panakos or Panacea in English, which means the drug all ills. Ginseng is almost always encompasses folklore and magic. Like the mountain forest where he grows naturally.
Ginseng has been used for centuries in antiquity. Ginseng in Asia and America, everything is utilized as a treatment. They have a common way of growing and appearance, the only difference being the larger Asian varieties.
American Ginseng

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) found throughout the mountain forest in Central America and Northeast. The first American ginseng specimens sent to Europe in 1704.


Not surprising that the Indians of North America also knew and used ginseng root as a treatment. They call Garantoquen, which translates as "like a man", which refers to the structure of the forked roots, which is very similar to the shape of a man (though need help a little imagination). Interestingly, the Mandarin name for ginseng, Ren Shen, has a similar meaning. Actually Chinese characters for the word shen is also similar to the shape of the root.

American Indian nations have a special method of harvesting ginseng root, root can only be taken after the red fruit of this plant have matured. They then bend the stem to the ground before it goes on to explore the roots of plants. This method is reported to increase the number of budding and prepare for greater crop yields in the future.

Women's Sioux Indian nation has a special way to clean and process ginseng and is said to be the best way to collect the root of all ethnic groups.

Asian ginseng

Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) is found mainly in the northern hemisphere and in mainland China, Tibet, Mongolia, and Korea. Species in Korea and Mancuria traditionally regarded as a very valuable crop. China's rich people will pay up to 2 billion dollars to get the properties of increasing the vitality of high-quality ginseng root.

This valuable root grows wild in the mountains of Korea, and the Changbai Mountain in Northeast China Xiaoxinganling. They grow on the slopes of the mountains with an altitude of 500-1000 meters above sea level.

Wild ginseng growing in ancient forests with high clay content and air humidity have greater potential than ginseng grown commercially outside their habitat. This indicates that the natural properties of plants is closely linked to its original habitat.
According to Taoist philosophy, ginseng is described as having slightly cold nature because he grew up in a cold and misty mountains. Because of this he is said to have properties more yin (negative energy). Ginseng is also thought to have few properties Yang (positive energy) because it grows on the slopes of the mountain, which is considered as Yang.The power to heal.

Of the five elements that are recognized by Chinese medicine, ginseng is considered as part of the element of Earth because of the growth habitat in the mountains. He naturally feels a little sweet.

Each element of the five elements of ancient China have organs that correlate with them. Spleen and stomach belong to the Earth element, hence, the sweet taste of ginseng can build one from spleen and stomach, sending energy throughout the body. According to Chinese medicinal plants, sweet taste to hydrate, nourish, and increase vital energy.

Ginseng is a plant that most valuable of all plants used since ancient Chinese healers, at least 5,000 years ago. There are many health benefits gained from it, many leading Western scientists are considering how a plant has such a broad therapeutic range. The answer is relatively simple if we can understand what is known very well by Chinese physicians, the main effects of ginseng in the body is to normalize the function of the pituitary gland.
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