Use Siberian Ginseng to Treat a Cold or Even Bronchitis
Edited by Ermin, Eng, Lynn
Siberian ginseng, commonly called eleuthero, is abundant in Russia, Korea, Japan, and China. They have been using Siberian ginseng in treating colds and flu for thousands of years already. The active ingredient found in Siberian ginseng is called eleutherosides, which is a very helpful compound in treating viral infections that result in influenza, bronchitis, and other diseases caused by infection.
Forms of Siberian ginseng as herbal medicines:
- 4Dried Siberian ginseng roots. These are solid and brittle. You may buy some at the supermarket and simmer the dried roots for few minutes to extract its active property called ginsenosides. Recommended dosage per cup is three teaspoons of the extract, and you may drink it twice or thrice daily.
- 5Fresh Siberian ginseng roots:
How to make a Siberian ginseng tea
Like I said, fresh raw Siberian ginseng roots are a lot more effective than other forms of Siberian medicines. Some use dried or powdered Siberian ginseng for making a tea, because the fresh herbs are hard to find in some countries. If you can easily find one in your place, you may follow the steps below to make a potent Siberian ginseng herbal tea:
- Fresh raw Siberian ginseng roots
- Honey to taste
- Muslin tea bag
- A kitchen cutting board
- A sharp knife
- Cut the Siberian ginseng roots into small pieces.
- Take one tablespoon of sliced roots and pour some into a tea bag. You can make as many as you want.
- Secure all tea bags with the provided string or tie.
- Place one tea bag into a cup or a mug and pour hot water into it.
- Add honey to taste and serve!
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- People with hypertension, sleep apnea, mental illness, heart disease, narcolepsy, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases should not take Siberian ginseng.
- Women who are sensitive to estrogen and have uterine fibroids should ask their doctor first before taking Siberian ginseng, as this can act as estrogen when consumed in the body.
- Do not give Siberian ginseng to children.
- Siberian ginseng is likely to interact with other medications and thus it will leave negative side effects.
- Take Siberian ginseng only a short time (a maximum of two months) to treat ailments like colds, flu, and bronchitis. Long-term usage of these herbs may cause a number of side effects, such as drowsiness, nausea, nervousness, headache, etc.
- Breastfeeding women should not take Siberian ginseng.
Questions and Answers
How to serve siberian ginseng?
You can dip ginseng onto a tea. Any type of tea will do, but it is best dipped into hot servings of tea as that will help in squeezing out the juice.
Some people also mix it with hot lemon juice. It complements the sour taste of lemon juice well. On the side, you can serve hot ginseng juice and tea with some biscuits or pastries.
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