Use American Ginseng

Edited by Jerry Rivers, Anonymous

Ginseng is a powerful herb with many health benefits.

The gnarly American ginseng root looks much like an ordinary root, yet it is a true adaptogen with tremendous benefits to your body and mind. As a rather costly herb ginseng is worth every penny. Its powerful antioxidant health benefits have been known for over several millennia by the Chinese and the Native Americans. Both cultures used the leaves and the root for medicine.

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 You can obtain American ginseng the easy way at an any health supplements store, or obtain it the hard way and find it growing wild in many parts of North America.  It is offered in many forms: dried, capsule, or liquid. It is very popular as a dietary supplement because modern medical science has verified that it does help keep your body in balance, as well as strengthen it. American ginseng is very beneficial in boosting your immune system, but is recommended for adults only.  Below, you will learn how to use American ginseng as a savory soup and tasty tea. You will also learn how to take it as a tincture or in capsule form. This is an herb for adults only.
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American Ginseng Tea Recipe

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    Cut one dried ginseng root into thin slices.
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    Boil one quart of water in a pan.
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    Once the water is boiling, add ¼ cup of the sliced ginseng, and lower the heat.
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    Allow it to simmer for a couple hours.
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    When you are about to drink the tea, add honey to enhance the taste.
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    Note that if you cannot find the American ginseng root, you can find it in tea bag form at a nearby nutrition store.
    In this form the tea will only need to steep a few minutes before sipping.
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American Ginseng and Chicken Soup

American ginseng n' chicken soup is nutritious and tasty!
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    This delicious soup is known also known as Samgyetang, a Korean dish.
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    First, remove the skin of a whole chicken.
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    Four ounces of sticky rice, also called sweet rice.
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    Six jujubes (also called red date, Korean date, Indian date, or Chinese date).
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    One knob (this is one piece growing from the main stem) of ginger root.
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    Ten gloves of garlic.
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    Six slices of dried or fresh ginseng root.
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    How to prepare the chicken ginseng root
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    Rinse the chicken thoroughly.
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    Stuff the chicken with the garlic cloves and sticky rice.
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    Sew the stuffed chicken cavity loosely with needle and thread.
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    Place the chicken in a big pot, and add the remainder of the ingredients.
    Add the sliced ginseng.
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    Fill a pot within an inch of the top.
    Make sure that the entire chicken is covered by the water.
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    Boil the chicken for about 1 ½ hours.
    After this it is ready for the dinner table.
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How to take tincture or a capsule of American ginseng

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    At your neighborhood nutrition center you can purchase American ginseng in tincture or capsules form.
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    For an adult, two teaspoons of the tincture should be taken in the morning, before eating, with a glass of water.
    You can also add it to other beverages except MILK.
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    As another option for the tincture only, you can put the tincture directly on your tongue before eating in the morning.
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    The capsules often come in 250 mg, 324 mg, or 500mg.
    Dosage recommended daily for an adult varies from 500 to 2,000mg. So, read the instructions for the correct daily dosage for you.
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    ===Do not take American ginseng under these conditions:===
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    You are going to have surgery within a week, or if you are having any bleeding problems.
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    You are allergic to ginsenoside or other ginseng ingredients.
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    You are fasting.
    American ginseng should always be taken with food to avoid hypoglycemia.
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Before ingesting ginseng, you should consult your physician or licensed pharmacist if you have any of the following medical conditions:

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    If you are now taking any other medicine, food supplement, hormonal, or herbal treatments.
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    If you drink more than a few cups of caffeinated drinks.
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    If you have any cardiovascular problem, such as blood pressure or heart trouble.
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    If you are diabetic
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    If you are having a fever, or take water pills.
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Do not exceed the daily recommended dosage, or you may suffer from:

  • anxiety and restlessness
  • euphoria
  • headache and/or vomiting
  • insomnia
  • high blood pressure
  • vaginal bleeding and/or breast pain
  • nosebleed. If you have any cuts, due to the thinning of the blood, it may not clot.
  • euphoria
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===You can can dry fresh American ginseng roots to preserve it. It will keep the potency.===.

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Let the ginseng root dry before storing it under refrigeration.
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    Set them on open shelves or wire racks, ideally in a warm, dry room with plenty of air circulation.
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    Let the roots dry for a month, and turn them over a couple times per day.
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    After drying for a month, seal the roots in a container, and store them under refrigeration (34 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1 to 4 degrees Celsius).
    Do not allow the roots to freeze.
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