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Panax ginseng is native to mountainous regions of Russian Far East, North-eastern China, and the Korean Peninsula. It is a protected plant in Russia and China, and most commercial ginseng is now sourced from plants cultivated in China, Korea and Russia. The plant is a slow-growing perennial and the roots are usually harvested when the plants are five or six years old.
Panax ginseng is one of the several types of ginseng commonly used in herbal medicine. According to traditional Chinese medicine, each type of ginseng is thought to have unique healing properties. It is commonly touted for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It could also help regulate blood sugar levels and have benefits for some cancers. Some types of Panax ginseng are said to have “warming” properties thought to aid circulation.
Going back to ancient times, Panax ginseng was used to increase energy and stamina and to give the immune system a boost. Perhaps of interest, Panax ginseng is said to help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, with some research supporting this long-held belief.
Panax ginseng may even improve cognitive performance during prolonged periods of mental activity, according to a 2005 study from the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
For your skin: We have included ginseng in some of our moisturisers and lotions for its warming, healing qualities. See below.
For your hair, and your pouch’s fur: We have also included ginseng for its warming, healing qualities.