3-year-old red ginseng, dried root
Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM 'baby' is high quality young Asian ginseng. Quality of ginseng TaiwanTCM baby is guaranteed under the standards of Taiwanese TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Taiwan is the only place in the world with an unbroken tradition of TCM.
Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM 'baby' is:
Panax ginseng Taiwan TCM 'baby' is ginseng, that was harvested before reaching adulthood. It is substantially cheaper than adult (6 year old) ginseng. It is suitable for preparation of ginseng flavored drinks, ginseng dishes and also for daily use as a stimulant. For adult, fully matured ginseng, please go to Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM LIANG.
Active substances of ginseng are thermally stable and can withstand prolonged boiling without problems. Processing of fresh ginseng into 'red ginseng' retains full effectiveness, greatly improves durability and makes ginseng easier to steep. Red ginseng should be stored in a cold and dry place. It is best to keep it in a closed jar, to retain aroma.
Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM 'baby' can be prepared in multiple ways. It is customary to steep ginseng in hot water. Other common uses of red ginseng include the preparation of the alcoholic extract, chewing it as it is, or adding it to ginseng dishes. Ginseng is traditionally taken before noon or around noon, but it is equally effective when taken in any other time of the day. In spite of the rumors, ginseng does not cause problems with falling asleep.
Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM 'baby' (be it in slices, or in the form of whole dried ginseng root, which you can also buy here) is an ideal combination of quality and low price for ginseng dishes. In Asian cuisine, ginseng is commonly used in large amounts, although considered a somewhat luxurious ingredient. Korean ginseng chicken soup (samgyetang) is popular throughout Asia and is cooked with addition of several large ginseng roots. Ginseng, garlic and kimchi are consiedered the "holy trinity" of Korean cuisine.
Ginseng infusion (tea) is prepared by boiling chosen quantity of ginseng slices in water for a few minutes, and leaving to steep for another few minutes. It should be drank warm. If you cannot boil ginseng, but still have hot water available, increase the steeping time to at least 20 minutes, until the slices turn completely soft and white. It is possible to pour hot water over the slices again and steep them for a second time. To get the most out of the active substances of ginseng (such as polysaccharides), we recommend eating the slices in the end.
Main use of Panax ginseng TaiwanTCM 'baby' is for preparation of cheap and refreshing daily cup of ginseng tea from 1–2 slices. Slices of young ginseng are smaller (≈ 0.5g each) and contain 2–3 times less active substances than 6 year old ginseng. However, even at these low doses, ginseng has substantial stimulating and protective effects (whose exact nature we are prohibited to mention). Another main use of baby ginseng is preparation of ginseng dishes.
Due to the complexity of the active ingredients of ginseng, it is not possible to predict exactly how and in what dose will ginseng act in a specific person. If you do not yet have experience with taking ginseng, you should first familiarize yourself with its effects by taking a higher dose and gradually gain the 'feeling' for the right dose. To get familiar with ginseng effects, please follow the instructions on the product page of 6 year old ginseng TaiwanTCM LIANG, section 'Dosage'.
Higher dose of baby ginseng (roughly 3 times higher by weight) can be used in emergency to imitate the effects of 6 year old ginseng TaiwanTCM LIANG. In Czech Republic, the maximum recommended daily dose for 6 year old ginseng is 2 grams.
As of today, there are thousands of scientific publications written about ginseng, more than about any other plant. It was no other plant than ginseng that in 50s inspired I. Brekhman to establish a new category of drugs: adaptogens. However, the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 1924/2006 of 20 December 2006 expressly prohibited the sellers of food and food supplements (where adaptogens belong) from mentioning any so-called "health claims", except those approved directly by the European Commission or the European Food Safety Authority. Therefore, we are prohibited by the law to inform you about health effects of ginseng and other adaptogens, and you will have to look for this information by yourself in the literature or online. Among popular literature, we can eg. recommend the books about ginseng by Stephen Fulder.
Scientific reports agree that ginseng consumption does not pose any significant health risks. (More precisely, adverse effects when taking ginseng are comparable to placebo.) If you experience more serious health problems when taking ginseng, their cause is almost certainly not related to ginseng, and you should seek out medical help immediately.
Interactions of ginseng are rare and of low severity. Negative interaction with warfarin and phenelzine has been described in some publication, although other publications question these results. Inform your physician that you are taking ginseng.
In Asia, ginseng is regulary used as both food and medicine. This product, however, is sold as 'health supplement' under the law of Czech Republic, which limits the maximum recommended daily dose of ginseng to 2g (2 slices). Other mandatory information required by the law is: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep away from children. Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a balanced diet.