Korean Ginseng

From our list of ailments, see what Korean Ginseng can be used for:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Alcoholism
  • Appetite Lack of
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol High
  • Circulation Poor
  • Detoxification
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Frigidity
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension
  • Impotence
  • Memory
  • Menopause
  • Night Sweats
  • Sexual Desire Impaired
  • Virility

Natural Remedies using Korean Ginseng

Coping with stress is not always easy, and our ability to manage it varies throughout our lives and according to the nature of the stress. Siberian ginseng can increase your resistance to stress: it works as a general tonic for all body systems including the nervous system, and it makes you more resilient to life’s pressures. I recommend using Siberian ginseng in specific situations when you expect an unusual increase in stress: for instance, during exams or when you need to meet deadlines at work. Korean ginseng works in a similar way, but it is much stronger and is considered not suitable for anyone under 40. The ability to cope with stress can be also related to your adrenal function, which can be improved with specific herbs but is best treated under the supervision of a herbalist. See also Chapter 18.

Siberian ginseng, or ashwaganda, or Korean ginseng (see pages 152 and 153): all three herbs are improvers of mental and physical performance and stamina.

ADD and ADHD, Alcoholism, Appetite Lack of, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Detoxification, Diabetes, Fatigue, Frigidity, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hyperactivity, Hypertension, Impotence, Memory, Menopause, Night Sweats, Sexual Desire Impaired, Virility

The Benefit of using Korean Ginseng as a natural cure

Korean ginseng has a protective effect against cancer, improves survival rates once the cancer is in remission and increases general levels of vitality in mature people.

This tonic herb of Chinese origin should be used wisely, as it can over-stimulate the body. Traditionally it was given mainly to men over 40 as an energy and vitality booster. In my experience, Korean ginseng is more suitable for mature people than for those who are younger, and should be taken for only short periods of time, from a few days to a month. I recommend it for loss of energy related to ageing, but you can use it as a stronger-acting substitute for Siberian ginseng or ashwaganda for short periods of time.

Take Korean ginseng as a tincture or capsules for up to a month (for precautions see page 153). Adults: 0.5-2.5ml, 1-2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2; or capsules taken according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Take Korean ginseng as a general tonic for the whole body, which also improves the sex drive. For precautions see page 153. Adults: 300-500mg a day (tablet form) or 0.5-2.5ml diluted with some water, 1-2 times a day, tincture strength 1:2.