Ginseng or insam as Koreans call it is believed to be a medicine and tonic for a long life.
The medicinal plant occupies first place in the pharmacopoeia china, “Shen Nong” or the treaty herbalist chinese Medical Matter (Bencaojing Shennong), which was compiled during the Han Dynasty Eastern (25-220 ad). Being the work more ancient in the described the quality and the production areas of ginseng, as medicine and its effects.
The plant of ginseng is its root which is used for medicinal purposes. The roots also can be consumed in powder, or sliced, or liquor.
Because of different types of treatment, there are three main types of ginseng: fresh, red and white.
While the flavor of ginseng is sweet to the principle, at the end is bitter.
Ginseng exists naturally in three regions located between 33 to 48 degrees north latitude, in the Korean peninsula, China and the northeastern Siberia.
The Korean peninsula is regarded as one of the best places to grow ginseng because it has the ideal temperature zone, abundant rain in summer, and the amount of time cold in winter.
Today, there are also cultivated fields of ginseng in the United States and Canada.
Ginseng can be taken to deal with a series of ailments. It is commonly known to help improve the glandular system and the immune system. It also stimulates the formation of blood vessels and improves blood circulation in the brain, thus improving the memory cognitive and skills.
It is also used to treat diabetes, migraines, infections, radiation, and is used in combination with chemotherapy, as well as to sleep, because it helps to reduce stress and the nervousness, combat fatigue.
Ginseng helps women in menopause; the evidence also suggests that the ginseng helps improve the erectile dysfunction.