Do you know that Ginseng is one of the eleven species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots? Do you know that it belongs to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae? We all have heard a lot about the benefits of using Ginseng. But, are we aware with its history, like how it reached all the way from the mountains of Manchuria to our homes and became a popular health drink? Approximately 5000 years ago, Panax Ginseng was discovered in the mountains of Manchuria, China. It is estimated that originally it was used as a food, but with time it became popular for its strength-giving and rejuvenating powers. By the third century AD, the demand from China for Ginseng created international trade permitting Korea to obtain Chinese silk and medicine in exchange for wild Ginseng. By the 1900s, the demand exceeded the available wild supply and Korea began the commercial cultivation of Ginseng which continues till date.

Now moving on to American or Wisconsin ginseng, the commercial cultivation had started in Canada in 1716 after a priest heard of the root so valued by the Chinese. The reason that the environment of French Canada is closely resembled to that of Manchuria, the priest initiated the search of this miraculous herb and few months later, he discovered American Ginseng growing near Montreal. Thus, starting the vigorous export of this magical herb from Canada to China where American ginseng quickly became much in demand.

Wisconsin ginseng is considered to be stress reducer and energizer. Traditionally, it has been used to nullify the effects of fatigue and stress. It is often used as a general health tonic to reinforce a person’s mental and physical performance. American ginseng has been used through history for its cooling and calming effects, digestive distress and nutrition. Today, it is majorly used to strengthen the immune system, for energy, stamina and strength. It is also used to treat diabetes and cancer. In addition, it also has a very beneficial effect on the adrenal glands and other organs of the body. Apart from capsules and powder form, one of the common ways of consuming this herbal plant is in the form of herbal tea.

Nowadays, the price of American ginseng has become affordable. There are several online as well as physical retail stores available that provides Wisconsin ginseng in wholesale. So, keep your body fit in both the ways, mentally and physically.

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