Korean Red Ginseng
Korean red ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an overall wellness supplement for centuries. It has been used to:
- boost the immune system
- improve heart health
- treat diabetes
- increase energy
- decrease stress
The ginseng root is used as a natural remedy in supplement form. The plant must grow for five years before it’s used. This usually means that high-quality ginseng commands a high price. The dried but unprocessed root is called white ginseng. The root that has been steamed and dried is called red ginseng.
The root is said to resemble the human body. Instead of arms and legs, it has shoots. This resemblance is thought to be the reason that traditional herbalists considered ginseng as a full-body treatment. Today, research is showing just how effective ginseng is as a natural remedy.