Panax Ginseng Extract
According to ginseng botanical specialist Dr. Shiu Ying Hu, ginseng “represents the vital spirit of the earth that dwells in the root.” Vital is certainly the word that comes to mind when you think of Panax ginseng, also known as Asian or Korean ginseng. It has been used as a traditional medicine in Asia for thousands of years and hundreds of scientific papers have been published exploring its uses and benefits. Panax ginseng is considered a premier adaptogen known for its longevity, energy-enhancing and sexual health benefits (particulary for men). It can promote mental and physical stamina and may be beneficial for those who are physically or mentally exhausted.
Authentic certified organic Panax ginseng standardized to ginsenosides is not widely cultivated so it is difficult to find, but we did! We use both the well-known root and the leaf/stem of authentic C.A. Meyer Panax ginseng grown in Asia. Known as “white ginseng,” our high-quality root is certified organic and cultivated for 4-6 years prior to harvest then naturally dried after peeling. Although used less commonly, the leaf/stem of Panax ginseng also contains ginsenosides and has effects more similar to the less stimulating American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), with a slightly more cooling and nourishing effect. Like the root, our Panax ginseng leaf and stem is certified organic, and fully tested for identity and purity including heavy metals, microbes, pesticides, and unwanted solvents. With the combined root, leaf and stem, you receive the full energetic and biochemical spectrum of the Panax ginseng plant, standardized to contain 10% of an array of ginsenosides.