Plum Dragon Herbs
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root); Panax ginseng; Radix Ginseng
Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Korean ginseng, Asiatic ginseng, Oriental ginseng
Ginseng is tantamount to the King of Tonic Herbs. With a long history of research and study, it is popular for good reason -it's a powerful herb! Now experience our high caliber Ginseng; our exclusive Chinese supplier means we offer Ginseng like nobody else in the US!
We offer the following types of Ginseng Root:
Organic White Chinese Ginseng (You Ji Bai Ren Shen) and Organic Red Chinese Ginseng (You Ji Hong Ren Shen): Chinese Kirin or Jilin Ginseng is harvested after the fourth year. PlumDragon offers very high quality, loose, Organic Jilin Ginseng.
Organic Whole Red Ginseng: Certified organic whole Red Ginseng (sometimes called transition Ginseng) is of a substantially higher quality than what appears in clinics and online shops. This higher echelon Ginseng has high density striking chrysanthemum patterns in the root cross-section, a deep golden luster to the skin, and are of an entirely different class of Ginseng than what is available on the rest of the US market. (Currently unavailable.)
Yi Shan Shen Wildcrafted 10-year Mountain Ginseng : Planted wild in Chang Bai Shan forests of China and left alone for several years, Mountain Ginseng is the pinnacle of Chinese Ren Shen and the closest thing to true wild Ginseng. These beautiful roots have well developed shoulders, clear horizontal striations, and fine pearl points. They are striking specimens with a sweet taste that turns pleasantly bitter. Yi Shan Shen creates long lasting change when taken long-term. Its neutral nature and tangible effects matching the descriptions in the classics make it an extremely valuable and important medicinal. Yi Shan Shen feels like what ginseng should be.
Korean Red Panax Ginseng: Korean Ginseng is highly coveted and one of the most expensive delineations of Ginseng. Our special Korean Ginseng is a full root of fantastic potency and exemplifies the pinnacle of Korean Ginseng quality! We are pleased to offer among the highest quality Korean Ginseng available in the US at very competitive prices. Try it out and decide for yourself. (Currently unavailable.)
American Ginseng Root (Xi Yang Shen) is listed as a separate product. Please see that product description for more information.
Sweet, slightly bitter, slightly warm
Asian ginseng is native to the Far East, including China and Korea, and has been used for health-related purposes for at least 2,000 years. Asian ginseng is one of several types of ginseng (another is American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius). The terms red ginseng and white ginseng refer to Asian ginseng roots prepared in two different ways. The herb called Siberian ginseng or eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is not related to true ginseng.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Asian ginseng was used as a tonic that was believed to replenish energy. Today, Asian ginseng is used as a dietary supplement to improve general well-being, physical stamina, and concentration; stimulate immune function; slow the aging process; and relieve various health problems such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and menopausal hot flashes.
The root of Asian ginseng contains chemical components called ginsenosides (or panaxosides) that are thought to contribute to the herb’s claimed health-related properties.