Speaking of "ginseng", everyone's first reaction is that it is a good thing, a tonic. But when you go to the drugstore to buy, you will find that there are many different "white ginseng", "red ginseng", "American ginseng" and so on. So what is the difference between these different "ginseng"? Today I will tell you about the efficacy of different ginseng.
First of all, let's take a look at "ginseng". Because of different growth environments, ginseng can be divided into wild and cultivated. The wild is also called wild ginseng, and the cultivated one is called garden ginseng. For example, ginseng grown by transplanting young wild ginseng into the field, or transplanting young garden ginseng into the wild is called "Yishan ginseng". There are a lot of cultivation in Liaoning and Jilin.
What people call "ginseng" is mostly garden ginseng. And because of the different processing methods, different varieties are separated, such as harvested and directly washed and dried or dried, called raw sun-dried ginseng. After being scalded in boiling water, it is immersed in sugar juice, and the dried ones are called sugar ginseng. Steamed and dried or dried, it is called red ginseng, and red ginseng is warm in nature. Generally speaking, white ginseng refers to all kinds of processed ginseng products except red ginseng, such as raw sun-dried ginseng, white sugar ginseng, white dried ginseng, etc. The fine roots broken off during processing are called ginseng whiskers. Because of the different places of origin, the ones that are mainly produced in the provinces of Northeast my country are mainly called Jilin ginseng. Those produced in North Korea are called Korean ginseng, Korean ginseng, and Biezhi ginseng.
The main effects of ginseng are to invigorate the vitality, restore the pulse, strengthen the spleen and lungs, promote body fluid, and soothe the nerves. It is mainly used clinically for physical weakness, cold extremities, weak pulse, spleen deficiency, shortness of food, lung deficiency, asthma and cough, and thirst for fluid wounds. , internal heat and thirst, chronic illness and weakness, palpitations and insomnia, impotence, cold palace, heart failure, cardiogenic shock.
Wild ginseng, as the name suggests, is a ginseng that grows naturally in the deep mountains and wild ridges for decades or even hundreds of years, is expensive, and has the best efficacy.
White ginseng is a product for clearing and nourishing, nourishing qi and nourishing yin, and it is mainly used for syndromes of deficiency of both qi and yin. The property of the medicine is mild, and its main function is to invigorate qi, especially suitable for those who are deficient in qi and yin. White ginseng has milder effects than red ginseng.
The medicinal properties of red ginseng are warm and hot, which has the effect of nourishing Qi and Yang, and its function is more warm and nourishing. It is mainly used for the syndrome of spleen and kidney deficiency and cold, and the decline of true Yang, and it is suitable for patients with weak Yang Qi. It is not recommended for people with body heat and high blood pressure. However, it is worth noting that people who are not suitable for eating ginseng or red ginseng can take ginseng extract. The secondary saponin Rh2 extracted from ginseng has broken away from the traditional ginseng restriction category and belongs to a modern Chinese medicine. The extract can be taken by anyone who is symptomatic, and there is no need to worry about whether the body is suitable.
American ginseng is mainly produced in Canada, the United States and France, and it is also cultivated in my country, also known as American ginseng. The main effects are nourishing qi and nourishing yin, clearing away heat and promoting body fluid. It is clinically used for qi deficiency and yin deficiency, internal heat, coughing and wheezing phlegm and blood, asthenic heat, irritability, thirst, dry mouth and throat. It is cool in nature, sweet in taste, slightly bitter. For tuberculosis, coronary heart disease, and those who suffer from depletion of qi and yin after fever after acute disease, it has the effect of regulating and tonifying, and it can especially prevent the loss of righteousness due to excessive sweating in midsummer heat, but it should not be taken by those with cold and damp stomach. People with low immune function, fatigue syndrome, people who are prone to colds, and the elderly and infirm can eat a little American ginseng and ginseng appropriately.