Feeling tired? Finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling the effects of stress? Looking for a pick-me-up that’s better than caffeine? Maybe you need ginseng!
Ginseng has been revered in Asia for thousands of years. Modern research is just beginning to show the many amazing qualities and properties of ginseng.
There are lots of ways you can use ginseng to improve your health. The easiest way is to buy some sliced, dried ginseng root from your local Asian grocery store. Then put a pinch of it in a cup and steep in hot water for an energising alternative to tea and coffee. Or put a few slices in with the next soup or stew that you make. Call the Clinic if you want to use ginseng in a herbal formula for your health problems. For a delicious and revitalising chicken ginseng soup, see the recipe below.
Ginseng is used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the Qi (energy). Ginseng works on many of your body’s systems as well as providing all-over benefits. Here are just some of the properties of ginseng that have been revealed by modern science:
There are several different types of ginseng and each type has its own properties in Chinese medicine.
If you would like to try some ginseng but you’re not sure which type to try, then please contact the Clinic to find out which type is right for you.
This is a wonderful soup to strengthen the body’s energy and combat the effects of stress.
1/3 cup glutinous rice
5 dried Chinese red dates (Hong Zao)
4 dried chestnuts
2 fingers dried ginseng
1 whole organic chicken
Salt and pepper