Fresh American Ginseng
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Fresh American Ginseng 新鮮花旗參 Fresh American Ginseng effectively regulates our immune response and hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis. In addition to suppressing the occurrence of psychological diseases such as anxiety and depression, it also prevents stress-associated physiological diseases.
The beautiful white American ginseng is on harvest. Its roots have been growing in calcium rich soil on the eastern slope of a hill under poplar trees near wild ginger, bloodroot and green ferns. There are prongs spreading outward from the central taproot each prong with five green leaves. Bright red berries shine from the center prong like jewels in sunshine.
The white, moist and lightly fragrant roots are protected by law. To insure the precious species, it is illegal to harvest American ginseng before five years growth or not at all in certain states including Tennessee. If the taproot is picked the plant dies, but separate roots are taken usually after seven or eight years of growth. Harvesting mature ginseng is relatively easy and done with a trowel. It is illegal to dig up the taproot until a plant has 3 or 4 prongs. Harvesting younger plants prevents them from producing seed to reproduce themselves.
American Ginseng: A natural health Tonic
The medicinal properties of wild American ginseng are awe-inspiring. Both American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) and Asian ginseng (Panax Ginseng) may boost energy, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes, and manage stress and sexual dysfunction. But American ginseng is especially recommended to ease common discomforts of diabetes:
The Yin and Yang of Ginsengs
Whereas Asian ginseng, (aka red Korean ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Panax ginseng,) is warming and stimulating, TCM classifies American ginseng as a “yin” tonic that is moistening, adaptogenic and rejuvenating. It helps to balance physical and mental functions. It is cool, calming, and non-stimulating—making it ideal for today's busy, fast-paced, stressful lifestyles.
American Ginseng and Beauty
Fresh or dried American ginseng supports rehydration to not only reduce chronic thirst and dry mouth but dry skin and wrinkles. Our natural fluids released by yin foods and herbs underlie strong, healthy hair, lustrous skin and firm nails. Youth is juicy, bold, and resilient like the hearty white root that soaks up valuable minerals such as calcium from the soil, slowly matures in warmth and sunshine through summer and is harvested in September.
American Ginseng and the Brain
Panax quinquefolium fresh American Ginseng effectively regulates our immune response and hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis. In addition to suppressing the occurrence of psychological diseases such as anxiety and depression, it also prevents stress-associated physiological diseases. Experiments have shown that it improves cognitive function. Studies on American ginseng published by NIH national institutes of health report::
How to Eat Fresh American Ginseng
Wing Hop Fung has received its annual large shipment of American ginseng from Wisconsin, which has the best terrain, climate and rich soil for growing it. The roots are carefully packed to preserve tender freshness and flavor. The entire root can be cooked in soups, made into tea or medicinal liquor, or eaten raw.
To make a tea, grate or slice the root, steep it in boiling water for 5-10 minutes as you would any tea. It contains no caffeine.
There are many ways to enjoy the wonderful benefits of fresh American ginseng the revitalizing panacea known and loved for centuries.
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