Ginseng has numerous health benefits and this soup is the “Korean penicillin. If using the dried ginseng root, there is no need for the tea and vice versa, but I have made this using both the tea granules and the roots and it is truly lovely. I found the recipe in an amazingly beautiful and inspirational book called Wild Sweets by the Canadian couple Cindy and Dominique Duby, who later authored Wild Sweets Chocolate. Their book contains many interesting recipes of so called savory desserts, which incorporate ingredients normally used in savory dishes, not to mention the beautiful photos. With titles Detailed introduction of Tibetan cuisine – the local Tibetan flavor food and drinks, Tsampa, Butter Tea, Sweet tea, Beef, noodle and highland barley, etc. See related links to what you are looking for. Last Saturday evening, a few of us get together to have an early Chinese New Year dinner over at my place. Although this was not the first time I prepared food for such as big group of friends other than my family, I am still very nervous and a bit stress up with planning the dishes as well as preparations. Thanks to Jacob and Shiting who initiate to help up with the Yusheng as well as preparing the ingredients for the dishes in order to put this dinner together.
Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs used for promoting energy. Panax ginseng: the medicinal plant and root. Several clinical studies have shown that American ginseng improves the performance of cells that play a role in immunity.
More recently, ginseng has been researched for its ginsenosides, which are chemical compounds that have been shown to help stimulate the central nervous system. Ginseng comes in many variations, from Siberian ginseng to American ginseng, and each variation can have different benefits. Older ginseng roots are especially valuable because they contain a higher concentration of nutrients, and it can take anywhere from 3 to 5 years for a ginseng plant to reach full maturity. Fleshy ginseng root is used more often in medicine than the leaves; even so, both forms contain beneficial phytochemicals. Ginseng leaf extract contains many active plant ingredients, including ginsenosides, polysaccharides, triterpenoids, flavonoids, and amino acids. Ginseng root contains many of the same constituents. There are 11 different varieties of ginseng, each of which have unique benefits and properties, but the most common are Korean, Siberian, and American ginseng. American Panax quinquefolius and Korean ginseng are the two most popular types of ginseng on the market. In North America, ginseng has an interesting history as a perennial herb.
Most commonly associated with Asian medicine, ginseng is also native to North America. The root of the ginseng plant resembles a human figure dressed in fringed buckskin and the Cherokee believed that each one was sentient and would only allow itself to be found by a worthy person. Those lucky enough to find a ginseng root can attest that there is nothing shy about the health benefits the ginseng offers. Ginseng has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and it offers a wide range of benefits. Ginseng is most often used to relieve stress and boost brain function and alertness, which is why it is often found in energy drinks. Ginseng is an anti-inflammatory and a natural appetite suppressant, which makes it an effective natural ally if you are starting a weight loss and exercise program. It can also help lung function by decreasing the bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis. Korean red ginseng is believed to enhance arousal and correct erectile dysfunction. Before attempting to treat yourself with ginseng or add it to your nutritional program, consult your physician or a licensed herbalist; ginseng interacts negatively with some medicines, including those used to treat depression. Refresh your energy levels and increase alertness throughout the day by tucking a small piece of dried ginseng root into your cheek. Press it gently between your molars or between your tongue and the roof of your mouth rather than chewing on it.