For thousands of years, ginseng root has been used for medicinal purposes in Asia. Ginseng finds its beginnings in Northeastern China (Manchuria) and Northern Korea more than five thousand years ago. In Chinese mythology, the Red Emperor Shennong, born in the 28th century B.C., established an agricultural society in China.
Most importantly, he identified and catalogued 365 species of medicinal plants, which were found in the Chinese Materia Medica, on which Chinese herbalism is based. He is credited as the discoverer of important botanicals.
Through his research, Shennong discovered that if a man eats a little ginseng a day, he can live a long life.
Origin of Korean Red Ginseng
In ancient times, only wild ginseng existed. However, as wild ginseng became more popular, especially with the ruling classes, the more people demanded it. Eventually, wild ginseng became really rare in nature.
So, the Chinese Kingdom required Korea to pay ginseng more and more as a tribute. As a less powerful, threatened country, the Korean kingdom forced their people to hunt wild ginseng. As a result wild ginseng almost disappeared in nature. Inevitability, Koreans developed the method to cultivate ginseng on farms to survive. Now for the first time in human history, people begin to cultivate ginseng. Another problem emerged. Raw ginseng root has a short shelf life after cultivation. Therefore, a method was developed to preserve it longer. Koreans dried raw ginseng in the sunshine. This process turns the root white, so called white ginseng. However, it was easily spoiled by moisture and insects.
Ancient Koreans perfected a new way to preserve ginseng by repeatedly steaming and drying raw ginseng root. This process turns the root a reddish color and is so called red ginseng, which can be saved up to 10 years in good conditions without losing pharmaceutical value.
Compare these pictures of raw ginseng, white ginseng, and red ginseng.
Red ginseng users had stronger health results when compared to raw or white ginseng. It is greater intensity compared to other ginseng forms was a mystery until modern science was able to provide answers.
The steaming process produces more ginsenosides than any other form of ginseng. Ginsenosides are critical to determining ginseng’s pharmaceutical value.
Traditionally, red ginseng was used as a tonic for male sexual vigor and potency. Besides that, there are many health benefits that contribute to red ginseng’s value and expense. Drinking red ginseng tea is the easiest way to enjoy red ginseng.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Red Ginseng?
Red ginseng was created in Korea and consumed as a health supplement for over a thousand years. Its health benefits, such as boosting energy and enhancing sex life, have been proven by Asians for generations. Modern science agrees.
The Korean FDA, (Korean Food and Drug Administration), endorses the 5 major health benefits of Korean red ginseng.
1) Strengthens the immune system. It helps your body fight the common cold and combat disease. 2) Boosts energy to alleviate fatigue. 3) Improves blood circulation. It promotes heart health and if you feel like your hands and feet are always cold, red ginseng will help them warm up. 4) Enhances memory function. And is rich in antioxidants.
You may be wondering, “How can red ginseng cause so many health benefits?” It’s not a rumor, it’s science, and researchers have proven that red ginseng is a potent adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that have a balancing effect on the body and improves the body’s response to stress.
Red ginseng has long been the most omnipotent medicinal herb in Asian culture. Especially in Korea, where red ginseng originates and has been the focus of medical research for years. Hence Korea is so called the country of red ginseng.
Try Korean red ginseng now so you can see for yourself. May your life be blessed with abundant health and inner peace.