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Panax Ginseng Tea
Ginseng or Gingsuu is a perennial plant seen to grow mostly in the cooler climes of China, East Siberia and Korea. Belonging to the genus Panax and family Araliaceae, one of the many uses of this plant lies in making energy drinks and tea. High quality, sun dried ginseng is flavored with jasmine flowers to make Panax ginseng tea.
Panax derives its name from 'panacea', a Greek word meaning - all healing.
This is a widely used plant in traditional health care, being used for over 3000 years.
Tea may be made by soaking the dried root powder or ginseng roots in about 4-5 ounces of boiling water. The brew is strained to remove any particles and can be served as an enjoyable drink after flavoring or sweetening it.
Ginseng the prime ingredient in the tea is considered as an excellent tonic due to presence of some vital nutrients like panaxosides, selenium, vitamin A, RH2, Saponins and so on in it. Traditional Chinese medicine methods consider ginseng as the king of herbs. It is found to be exceptionally useful in treating fatigue, general debility. It can nourish and pacify the brain and nervous system.
There are many options in making a good ginseng tea:
Place a panax ginseng tea bag in a cup and add 5 ounces of boiling water. Allow the steeping to take place for about 4 minutes. Press the tea bag to draw more flavors. Discard the bag. Add some honey to the brew and enjoy your sweet ginseng tea.
Another alternate method to make refreshing ginseng tea is to boil 3 cups of water with about 10 finely sliced pieces of Ginseng for nearly 15 minutes. Strain the brew and allow it to cool for some time. Serve it as warm tea or if you prefer iced tea- let it cool in the refrigerator for a while.
The Korean version of making ginseng tea is to place thinly sliced ginseng rhizome in a glass, stainless steel or ceramic bowl adding a few drops of honey to it. Allow it to sit for some time. Pour boiling water on the mixture and strain it to enjoy a cup of healthy ginseng tea.
The Genosides, a type of chemical compounds are present in ginseng and are beneficial in anti inflammation and cancer prevention.
Some people can develop adverse effects with the consumption of ginseng over a period of time and can develop symptoms like headache, insomnia, diarrhea or uterine bleeding.
It is always suggested that you check with your doctor before using any ginseng product.