Ginseng is taken for increased energy, sharper cognitive function, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Ginseng root has been long revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Asian cultures. Whole ginseng roots can be infused as herbal tea, extracted as part of a tonic, or used in cooking such as soups.
A literal translation of “ginseng” from Cantonese means “human root” referring to the root’s resemblance to a person. Panax ginseng has been used for centuries and is considered a revered herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, ginseng root is a Qi (ch’i) herb tonic working primarily on the meridians of the spleen and stomach.