TOPIC: should I take dry ginseng or fresh ginseng?
should I take dry ginseng or fresh ginseng?
12 years 8 months ago #554
Hi everyone, I have medical condition that can benefit from taking ginseng. Does anyone have any experiences in regards to taking fresh ginseng instead of dried ginseng? I heard from some folks I know that fresh ginseng works better..either way I am sure I will benefit from the many medicinal effects ginseng possesses. Thanks much for your opinion in advance!
Ginseng offers a lot of medical benefits for all of us and is believed to have many healing and energy-giving properties because of the natural chemicals called 'Ginsenosides' in the roots. I think fresh ginseng is as good as the dried one. The benefits are still the same.
Whether it's my morning coffee or a cup of green tea (with honey/lemon) mid-day, I usually put something like 3-4 slices or pieces in.
I take a green root and just break off the root neck, root hairs, small root branches into pieces, then slice the root up in slices about 1/8\" or even 1/16\" thick.
Here is a pic of one I did recently.
I kept the leaves, stems, root, even the flower spike and will use all of that.
I have read that the flower spike has the highest concentration of meds in it (much higher than the root or other parts) so you should probably go easy on that and even though it may be very small, break it up in pieces and only take small amounts at a time.
The Primary Ginsenosides in the Ginseng Flower Bud
RMS7cd - 10 times more than the ginseng root (improves sexual function, anti-aging, revitalizing, promotes DNA & RNA synthesis, endocrine regulation).
Re - 14.7 times more than the ginseng root (protects cell membranes, delays aging process of cells, expands blood vessels, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppresses development of cervical cancers).
Rd - 13.85 times more than the ginseng root (balances immune system and suppresses development of cancer cells).
Rb1 - enhances digestion and nutrient absorption.
Rh - suppresses development of heart diseases, liver, lung and specific forms of breast cancers.
Rh2 - anti-fatigue, enhances memory and concentration.
Rg1,2,3 - soothe nerves, nootropic, allays stress-fatigue.
Rc, Rf, Rb3, etc.