Siberian ginseng is a member of the ginseng family, though it is of a different genus than other popular ginsengs such as the Panax variety. Herbalists call it an adaptogen. Its name comes from the Cantonese jên shên, which means “man root,” so-named because some roots have limb-like branches resembling arms and legs. Because the root has a humanlike shape, it is considered by Orientals to be an overall body tonic.
The root is not harvested until it is two or more years old; the older the root, the higher its value. It is held in high esteem in China, where it has been valued for thousands of years, sometimes commanding a higher price than gold. Siberian ginseng is found in the Siberian province of Russia. Many adulterated forms of ginseng exist on the market. Siberian ginseng’s main actions are adaptogen, antitoxic, antiradiation, immunoprotective and immunoregulatory.
- Great immune booster
- Is regarded as a potent antistress nutrient
Take 1 capsule twice daily with water at mealtimes or as directed by your health care practitioner.