Benefits of Ginseng
Ginseng is a slow-growing short plant with light colored roots shaped like finders and green oval-shaped leaves. Just like many other plants, ginseng also exist in different varieties including American, Korean, Asian ginseng. In particular, American and Asian ginseng are known to contain ingredients that help to increase energy levels, reduce stress and fatigue, lower blood sugars hence helping in control of diabetes. Reducing levels of cholesterol and helping men with fertility issues and low libido are some of the other health benefits of the American and Asian ginseng. In some of the American states, harvesting of ginseng including the wild is prohibited by law. Some cities fear that the harvesting of the plant without planting others may cause the plants to get extinct hence the action of prohibiting harvest. To some, even the wild ginseng found in the forest is only harvested by individuals or firms that are licenced.
The outstanding thing about this plant is the fact that they contain medicinal value that helps in a number of medical conditions. The medicinal value is linked to a chemical component found in the ginseng which is known as ginsenosides, obviously getting its name from the mother plant.
One of the places where the best quality ginseng is grown in America is Wisconsin. It is estimated that Wisconsin contains the largest number of farmers of ginseng and that these farmers have vast experience in the work. The growth of ginseng is known to involve extensive hard work as it has to be taken care of unlike other plants that survive much more adversities. Even more, ginseng plants takes a relatively longer time to mature compared to normal plants as it takes on average four years to be harvested. Considering the delicate nature of the ginseng plant, the farmer has to put some extra effort in protecting the plant from excessive heat and cold. More work is also involved after the harvesting because the roots requires to be stored under refrigeration for a period of about two weeks after which they are cleaned and sorted. There is a drier used to remove any traces of water from the roots after cleaning and before they are taken to the market.
The final roots are either grounded and sold as powder or as small pieces of the roots that can be dipped in drinking liquids such as tea. For customers that are specific on Wisconsin ginseng, it is important to look for the trademark of the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin to ensure that you buy products that are originally from the city and not counterfeits from other areas.This Ginseng Board of Wisconsin is the trademark to ensure that the ginseng is indeed from company.