How to consume?
Asian ginseng root can easily be consumed either as a soup or as a tea to drink. Follow our recipes which make preparation quick and easy.
There are two primary ways of consuming Asian Ginseng – either as a soup or as a tea to drink.
1 small chicken, or chicken parts
1 ginseng root
1 Chinese herbal soup pack (Available at supermarkets or ask us for more information)
1.5 litres of water
Wash and clean ginseng root in water until the water runs clear.
Clean the chicken, and cut into parts if desired.
You can use a whole chicken, or various parts such as the thighs or breasts.
Combine the chicken, ginseng root and contents of the herbal soup pack with 1.5 litres of water.
Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 2 - 3 hours.
Add salt to taste (if desired) before serving.
Measure two to three grams of chopped ginseng root per cup of tea. This equals about five to eight slices of ginseng root or about one teaspoon of ginseng powder*.
Add the ginseng and any other ingredients to a cup. You may wish to add other teas or herbs for flavour.
Pour hot, but not boiling, water over the ginseng and allow it to steep for five minutes. You may allow it to steep for longer if you want a bolder flavour.
Add any sweeteners you wish and drink.
Add additional hot water for a total of two to three cups, if desired. The ginseng root will get soft and may be eaten if desired.
*To make ginseng powder, you can use a spice or coffee grinder to grind the dried ginseng root.
Or watch this video on how to make tea from ginseng root.
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Do not use metal utensils as they can chemically react with the active ingredients in the Asian Ginseng, which affects its efficacy. It is best to use ceramic, glass or casserole containers.
You may wish to avoid these foods when taking ginseng: Strong tea, mung bean, plum, grape, pomegranate, hawthorn, persimmon, radish, Laizizi radish seeds and Junzi.
Asian Ginseng has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. However, herbs can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. If you currently have a medical condition or take any medication, you may want to consult with your physician to see if Asian Ginseng is appropriate for your needs.
Asian Ginseng may not be suitable for infants and children.
Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid Asian Ginseng.
You may want to consult your doctor or a trained herbal prescriber if you are considering long-term consumption of Asian Ginseng.
Asian Ginseng may cause nervousness or sleeplessness, especially if taken at high doses or combined with caffeine. Other side effects are rare, but may include:
To avoid hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, even in people without diabetes, it is advisable to consume Asian ginseng with food.
People who are ill or with high/low blood pressure may want to consult their physician before consuming Asian Ginseng products.
Asian Ginseng may not be suitable for people with bipolar disorder because it may increase the risk of mania.
People with an autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Crohn disease, may want to check with their physicians before consuming Asian Ginseng. Theoretically, Asian Ginseng may boost an already overactive immune system.
Asian ginseng, reviewed by: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network, 22 June 2015.
If you are unsure about whether Asian Ginseng is suitable for you, you may wish to consult your physician or other health care professional for advice.