SHIH CHU GINSENG ROOTS - PANAX GINSENG
Shih Chu Red Ginseng Roots #25 1 kilo approximately 50 roots
Botanical Name: Panax ginseng
Size: 1 kilo Approximately 50 roots
Description: 1 kilo (approx. 2.2 lbs.) of Shih Chu Red Ginseng Roots #25. The approximate length of these ginseng roots are 6" and per kilo there would be approximately 50 roots.
Warning: Contraindicated for hypertension.
Shih Chu Ginseng Roots - Panax ginseng. One kilo equals 1,000 grams or 2.20 lbs., 1/4 kilo equals 250 grams or 0.55 lbs. The approximate length of the roots are 6". The number of roots per kilo is approximate.
Chinese Shih Chu: Many people in Asia consider this to be the finest red Ginseng in the world. It is virtually the same as the semi-wild Korean Red. Again, wild seeds are collected and planted in forest beds, where the roots are allowed to develop for a minimum of ten years before harvesting. This technique is only practiced in one place in China, in the Shih Chu Valley in Jilin near Korea. Supposedly, Shih Chu Valley has the best soil for growing Ginseng in China.
Shih Chu Ginseng has precisely the same feel as semi-wild Korean Red. It is powerful yet mild. It effects body and mind. It lifts the spirit and sharpens the intellect. It is the perfect red Ginseng.
This is probably the best Red Ginseng for the majority of people. It is not as yang as the Korean reds, which is good for most people, and it is readily available. It is a stunning product.
One of the most famous and valued herbs used by mankind, Asian Ginseng is an energy tonic that regulates the human energy system. It has been shown to be stimulating and regulatory to both the central nervous system and to the endocrine system. It is the primary Qi tonic of Chinese Tonic herbalism.
Ginseng helps a person to adapt to all kinds of stresses, and enhances endurance and resilience under stressful conditions. It has thus been termed an "adaptogenic" substance by scientific researchers. Ginseng is also used to tonify digestive and respiratory functions. In Chinese health practice, there is a theory of Li Qi, which literally means balance of energy. It is a term often used to describe the ability of Ginseng to balance the system at a fundamental level. In modern terms, this concept refers to the ability of Ginseng to help regulate body functions, or to strengthen the functions that regulate other body functions. On the basis of its pharmacological properties, Ginseng has been classified as and adaptogen.
Ginseng contains many active ingredients, but the most important are the saponins called ginsenosides. Ginsenosides specifically improve adaptability and are believed to help build muscle and endurance. Therefore Ginseng is very popular with athletes. Asian Ginseng generally has a "warm" energy.
Ginseng increases physical and mental efficiency, and has been shown to improve the accuracy of work by promoting concentration. Ginseng prevents over-fatigue. High quality Ginseng is not a stimulant like amphetamines or caffeine, and it does not create nervousness or disturb sleep, yet it increases alertness.
Ginseng is used by Chinese traditional doctors as a tonic for general weakness, poor appetite, low sex drive, shortness of breath, cold limbs, spontaneous sweating and premature aging.
Ginseng is a superb herb for aged people. It has a mental stimulant effect in elderly persons and it improves memory and cognitive power, and can often reverse intellectual and mental deterioration. It quickens thinking and improves physical energy, often to a startling degree. Ginseng is very effective in hastening the recovery from illness and surgery.
There are in fact many varieties of Ginseng, all of which have distinct characteristics. Most high quality ginseng is good for men and women alike. Wild and semi-wild Ginseng is generally far superior to the cultivated, commercial varieties. The higher the quality, the more Shen (Spirit) a ginseng root is said to contain. There are also a number of superb sources of cultivated Ginseng, which have long traditions of excellence.
Generally, Ginseng is used with other herbs. However, Ginseng is often used by itself or with just one or two other herbs. Several varieties of Ginseng may be blended to create remarkable adaptogenic formulations.
If you want healthful nutritional support to increase your energy and stamina, try our Ginseng!
Desert Botanicals offers you an assortment of high quality ginseng roots and powders, including American, Chinese and Korean varieties. Ginseng was one of the earliest marketable herbs to be harvested in this country, and is prized in the Orient for its purported curative properties. Ginseng root is reputed to have a number of desired qualities, which include increasing energy and stamina, protecting against stress, enhancing strength and even promoting relaxation.
Chinese Ginseng (Panax ginseng), Red and White, is widely used to strengthen the immune system, increase strength and vigor, revitalize, and aid recovery from weakness after illness.
Korean Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is considered to be the most yang-stimulating variety, reputedly increasing energy and stamina, and is traditionally used as a tonic herb by those who need an energy boost or face stress in their lives. High-grade six-year-old whole roots are used for both Chinese and Korean Ginseng for their desired effectiveness.
American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is characterized as yin, which is cooling, soothing and restoring. Thus, it is traditionally believed to be ideal for the yang-excessive - those who are constitutionally hot: the active, agitated, and stressed - and for physical and emotional stress. High-grade four-year-old, or 8-year organic whole roots are used for their desired effectiveness.