Ginseng from Korea
For centuries, the ginseng root has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and in European medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. The genus Panax comprises the various ginseng species. Ginseng has been cultivated for thousands of years, especially in Korea. The long experience of many centuries, but also the special climatic conditions in which ginseng grows in Korea, make it the highest quality ginseng in the world. A ginseng root can only be harvested after four to six years in the ground. This duration further contributes to the fact that the cultivation of ginseng is very time-consuming and needs extensive labor. The necessary special soil is another reason that makes Korean ginseng famous. These characteristics and quality have created the basis for the fame of Korean ginseng tea beyond the borders of Korea and even Asia.
During its long time in the earth, the ginseng root absorbs a variety of natural substances, which are found in the tea. For example, ginseng contains vitamins of the B-complex, amino acids and of course the ginsenosides (from the class of saponins).
Ginseng – Ingredients
The main active ingredients of the ginseng root are the so-called ginsenosides, also known as saponin compounds, which occur exclusively in ginseng. More than 20 different ginsenosides are known to date. The ginsenosides are responsible for a large part of the effect of ginseng. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginseng strengthens the natural resistance to stress and promotes concentration and attention.
Essential oils and more
Other ingredients are essential oils, peptidoglycans and phytosterols. It also contains fatty acids, amino acids and numerous minerals such as selenium, iron and potassium as well as magnesium and calcium. In addition, there are various vitamins and trace elements.
The product shows the “Insam” mark (picture 2), which stands for the best, tested Korean ginseng quality.
The roots of the ginseng are dried in the sun, which is the best way to preserve all the active ingredients contained in the ginseng root. The high quality of this tea is guaranteed by the Korea Ginseng Corp.
Ingredients: highly concentrated ginseng essence with 80 mg/g ginsenosides/saponin (=10%), dry matter, dextrose. Servings of 3 g tea granules.
Nutritional information per 100 g / 3g (serving size):
Calorific value: 390 kcal / 12 kcal
Carbohydrates: 97 g / 3 g
Protein: 1 g / 0 g
Fat: 0 g / 0 g
Salt: 20 mg / 0 mg