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The benefits of Korean ginseng and how to take it to enjoy its properties

Korean ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng or red ginseng, is a root with incredible healing benefits and medicinal properties. Discover how to take it to enjoy its qualities and virtues.

Did you know that there are actually different varieties of ginseng? The truth is that when we talk about it usually basically refer to a single food as if they existed one, when we currently find ourselves in the market with three varieties: the Korean ginseng, the Siberian ginseng and known as American ginseng.

There is no doubt that Korean ginseng tends to be one of the best known and most popular, consisting of a plant native to China which is currently grown mainly in Korea, as well as other countries such as Russia, Mexico, Canada and Japan. It is also known by the names of Asian ginsengChinese ginseng or just red ginseng, and is also very popular for its scientific name: Panax Ginseng.

It consists of a small plant belonging to the Araliaceae family. Its root has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, for its incredible benefits and properties. This root is characterized by being thick and fleshy, being easily distinguishable because over time it can take on a shape that is very reminiscent of the human figure.

The properties of Korean ginseng

Improves physical and mental performance

Ginseng consumed regularly is useful to improve our physical and mental performance, which means that it is able to improve our physical and emotional resistance and also provides a pleasant feeling of well-being.

Therefore, the consumption of Korean ginseng is especially recommended when it comes to recovering physical condition after having suffered an illness.

Relieves fatigue

Ginseng acts as an excellent adaptogen, helping our body to rebalance itself in a totally natural way. For this reason it is also useful in relieving fatigue.

Calming the nervous system, useful against stress

Although Korean ginseng is interesting when it comes to relieving fatigue and improving our performance, did you know that it has a calming effect on our nervous system? It is especially interesting in case of stress, since it is capable of increasing our defenses in stressful situations, in which our immune system weakens (especially when said stress is maintained over time).

Good blood purifier

Korean ginseng helps purify the blood, eliminating toxins completely naturally. This means that it is a very useful traditional remedy when it comes to cleaning impurities from the blood and improving its quality.

Strengthens the immune system

As we indicated previously, Korean ginseng helps to strengthen our immune system, so its regular consumption is advisable whenever we get sick on a regular basis, for example in those times when we commonly catch a cold or flu. Furthermore, its consumption is recommended in times of stress and anxiety, when our defenses are weakened.

Improves sexual function

It is well known that Korean ginseng is a useful remedy to improve sexual function, helping to reactivate the loss of libido and vitality in both men and women.

On the other hand, it is known that its regular consumption helps prevent premature ejaculation in men.

Reduces high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Whether you have high blood pressure or if your recent blood tests have diagnosed you with high cholesterol, regular consumption of Korean ginseng root is especially useful when it comes to reducing blood pressure on the one hand, and helping your body eliminate the excess cholesterol from the arteries, on the other.

How to take Korean ginseng:

There are different options when it comes to enjoying the different properties of Korean ginseng:

  • In the form of capsules: it is definitely one of the most comfortable and most common options. At present you can find in many herbalists, health food stores and supermarkets different packages with Korean ginseng capsules. They specify the amount of Korean ginseng extract (usually in mg), and the amount of consumption (the most common is to take 3 capsules a day).
  • Ginseng tea: it is another useful option, and especially more homemade. You just have to put the equivalent of a liter of water in a saucepan and boil one or two Korean ginseng roots in it for 15 minutes. Then turn off the heat, strain and serve in cups.


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