Ginseng provides numerous health benefits, including boosting energy levels, restoring high blood sugar to normal levels, and helping it remain there and boost immune system function. There are many excellent ways to intake ginseng, one of the most common and effective beings in the form of a tea.
Ginseng tea is easy to make, delicious to drink, and powerfully effective in delivering the nutritive and therapeutic properties of the herb into your bloodstream. Here's how to make your own delicious and therapeutic ginseng tea.
The amounts of each of these ingredients that you will use depends on several factors, including taste preference and quantity of beverage desired. For a single mug of tea, use about eight slices of ginseng root, finely chopped or grated.
You may wish to add a teaspoon of ginseng powder, like panax notoginseng supplier Farlong Pharmaceutical's Notoginseng Powder or Notoginseng Ultrafine Powder. You can also make ginseng tea with just the powder and no fresh root. To do this, you will first need to place the ginseng powder into a disposable or reusable tea bag before proceeding to brew it.
Bring eight ounces of water per serving of tea desired to a full boil. Once it is removed from the heat, let it cool slightly before adding any ginseng to maximize the ginsenoside compounds extracted into the water from the root.
Place the ginseng into the hot water or, if using ginseng powder instead of fresh ginseng, pour the boiling water over the teabag filled with the ginseng powder. Then, let it steep for five to 15 minutes, depending on how strong you wish for the tea to be.
If using fresh ginger in addition to or instead of ginseng powder, steep for longer if the ginger roots you're using are large or for shorter if the roots are small. Likewise, the required steeping time is less when using ginseng powder alone.
After the ginger is done steeping, remove it from the water before drinking. If desired, add honey to taste, and enjoy!
Note that honey isn't just for flavor, either. Adding honey to ginseng tea helps to boost its therapeutic properties, as honey is also antimicrobial and antioxidant.
In addition to preparing ginseng as a tea, you can also use it as a cooking spice.
All ginseng contained in Farlong Pharmaceutical's notoginseng supplements is grown on Farlong's farm in China's Yunnan Province, where ginseng is native. The farm is GAAP-compliant and grows all its ginseng using non-GMO methods. All ginseng grown on Farlong's farm and used in their products is tested for quality and safety.