Oregon's Wild Harvest American Ginseng, Powder, Organic - 4 ozs.
American Ginseng, Dried root, powdered
- Adaptogenic, and tonic properties
- Promotes mental and physical endurance
- Certified Organic American Ginseng root
- Herb Identity Guaranteed
- 100% Vegetarian
- Pure: No fillers, or other chemicals have been added
Wild Ginseng is relatively rare and becoming increasingly endangered, due to the high demand for the product in recent years. Our American Ginseng is organically cultivated to produce a sustainable supply of the precious herb. There are concerns that conventionally cultivated ginseng is often contaminated with pesticides due to the growing conditions that are necessary. ConsumerLabs.com has tested 22 other brands of ginseng and found 37% of them to contain significant amounts of a dangerous pesticide. You can be assured that our organically cultivated product has not been subjected to these harmful chemicals.
Botanical Name: Panax quinquefolius
Geographical Origin: Canada
Background and Use:
Ginseng was given the botanical name Panax, a word derived from the Greek word "Panacea" meaning "cure all," which demonstrates the importance of Ginseng in traditional medicine. Native to North America, Panax quinquefolius is now exported to Asia, where it has a different use from the native Asian Ginseng. It is valued in Asia for its yin properties, and is said to have a cooling effect. This cooling action is less stimulatory and more relaxing in comparison to Asian Ginseng, and is the reason why this gentler variety is often given to older people and children. Unaltered whole Ginseng root contains many constituents including recently discovered polysaccharides. The study showed that whole full spectrum products have superior activity on the immune system when compared to products standardized to ginsenosides.
This root is suitable for the following preparations:
- topical (poultice)
Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Individuals taking anticoagulant medication should consult with their health care professional before taking ginseng. Limit caffeine consumption when taking Ginseng, due to possibility of insomnia. Individuals taking diabetic medication should seek advice from their health care professional before taking American Ginseng. Discontinue use if unusual symptoms occur.