Ginseng herbal tea is one of the most valued of the Eastern herbal tea tonics, and its healing benefits are many. This precious root is found growing naturally from Asia to North America, and it has been cultivated on almost every continent. The many health benefits that ginseng offers, and its unique flavor, make it an interesting simple herbal to or addition to a more complex blend. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the famous ginseng root and let you in on the truth about what this plant is capable of.
There are three main types of ginseng used medicinally. Each comes from a unique area in the world and each differs slightly in appearance, flavor, and color. The three common medicinal ginseng species are Panax ginseng/schinseng which comes from Asia, Panax quinquefolius which comes from North America, and Eleutherococcus senticoccus acanthopanax which comes from Siberia. To make it easier, we can call these unique roots by their common names – Asian Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Siberian Ginseng. In almost all cases it is the root of the ginseng plant that is used medicinally.
A Man’s Tonic
Ginseng is an adaptogenic tonic that can help strengthen the entire physical body, stimulate the system, increase energy, and nourish the prostate gland. When it comes to getting in the body and building strength and endurance, ginseng herbal tea may be a great choice for many men. It clarifies and stimulates the mind while also being calming and centering, improves muscle and skin tone, toughens up the immune system, and helps protect against the negative effects of stress and strain. Ginseng helps encourage testosterone production which is why it is not suggested for women as a long-term herbal tea tonic.
Modern Day Mayhem
Stress plays a massive role in just about every major modern illness. We all tend to live in a world where life can happen a little faster, louder, and brighter than we might prefer. In order to combat the effects of dealing with long-term stress, ginseng herbal tea can be an amazing tonic. Stress leads to fatigue, issues with energy ecology within the body, mind chatter, cloudy thoughts, weakness in the immune system, problems with losing weight and toning muscle, and early signs of aging. Ginseng has been famous for centuries because of its reputed abilities to fight off all of these stress related issues and help the body and mind adapt, strengthen, and stay healthy. For this reason, I find a yearly 6-month ginseng herbal tea cycle to be very good for those in their later years. Adding just a small amount of ginseng to a favorite herbal tea tonic blend can bring some pretty impressive benefits!
That’s One Sexy Root!
Herbal tea made from ginseng is a famed tonic and strengthener for the libido in its physical and mental aspects. Ginseng can help stimulate positive and confident thoughts within the mind which can lead to a better sex life, and it can help strengthen the sex drive and the physical body to make sex more enjoyable. It is reputed as a wonderful and gentle aphrodisiac for men, and it may prove to be a great long-term alternative to popular allopathic drugs.
Head To Toe
Ginseng is a wonderful herbal tea tonic for men that helps everything from cholesterol and blood sugar to gentle detoxification of organs and sexual health. Ginseng is best used in small doses for 4-6 months as a time as part of a larger tonic tea blend. A little goes a long way, and it appears to be more important to have a consistent presence of the root in the body rather than high doses of it.
Avoid The Scams
Many drug stores and gas stations sell ginseng ‘shots’ that may or may not contain high doses of ginseng – usually in a sugary syrup or flavored drink mix. Not only are the side ingredients completely unnecessary, the high dose of ginseng is none the better. Stay clear of ‘energy’ supplements with high levels of ginseng and stick to adding it in modest amounts to your morning herbal tea blend.