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Panax Ginseng, characteristics of the herb

Starting to analyze the properties of one of the most important herbs, we must mention that there are many species that belong to the same family, in America and Asia. Perhaps the most important variety is the native Korean ginseng. For several years, ginseng has been used as a natural tonic and stimulant of the body. While the name panax which means panacea, was given as they are given to the herb a multitude of healing properties.

Ginseng root has a form that looks like the human body, while the plant itself is perennial and long-lived, preferring a cold climate. Ginseng blooms in the summer months, while the root is harvested in the fall. The root is harvested after at least 6 months so that the ripening time has passed and it is ready for use.

The content of ginseng in vitamins and minerals is high: C, E, D, F, A, B1, B2, B12 from vitamins and iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper from minerals. Among other things, it contains sterols, alkaloids, starch, sugars, saponins, and a small amount of essential oil.

Of course, due to the many active ingredients contained in the root, it has side effects and several interactions with treatments that we will mention in the healing properties of the herb.

Read more about the cosmetic uses of ginseng and the healing properties of ginseng!

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