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Red Ginseng from Korea

Back in the days of the Goryeo Dynasty that ruled in Korea until 1392, ginseng was already famous for its miraculous properties, and the first Chinese emperor of the Qin Dynasty was really eager to get it. Ginseng of Ganghwa island inherited the ancestry of Goryeo ginseng which was cultivated already during the reign of the first Emperor Gojong in 1232.

Cultivation of ginseng on Ganghwa island began in 1953, during the Korean War, when people from the mountain village of Goseong, where ginseng had been cultivated since ancient times, moved to the island.

Ginseng is very demanding to the environment, climate, and soil. Korea has the optimal conditions for its growth — Ganghwa island is surrounded by the sea, it is blown by the sea breeze. This ensures the most beneficial maritime climate and the salty loam soil perfect for the growth of ginseng.

This is the home of sexennial ginseng that has undeniable advantages over the species from other areas — it can boast a much greater efficiency. Ginseng from Ganghwa island is known as a miraculous elixir that brings back to life, generates blood, enhances the respiratory function, removes toxins from the body.

This ginseng has a dense structure with no inside voids. It is highly valued in the market of high-quality Korean raw materials for the production of red ginseng.

Red ginseng is not a separate species, it is a method of production of top-quality ginseng tubers. They are dried using a special technology: the tubers are trimmed to get rid of nodes, wrapped in foil, steamed, and then dried for 10 hours in a warm oven and for about a month outdoors. Many enzymes contained in roots get deactivated during the steaming process, that is why long-term storage does not change the properties of red ginseng. A lot of active components are found directly under the peel of ginseng, that is why it is not removed. Furthermore, starch particles transform into jelly during production of red ginseng, that is why it is better absorbed by the body than ordinary ginseng.

The manufacturing process also generates the ingredients that are beneficial for the human body. Red ginseng contains unique substances which are not found in fresh or white ginseng. They include an anti-aging component (malton), an anti-tumour component that prevents rapid growth of cancer cells (ginseng rh2), a component that inhibits cancer cells and prevents the spread of metastases (ginseng rg3), and another eight very special ingredients.

Anti-tumour ingredients of red ginseng prevent rapid growth of cancer cells and metastases, reduce toxicity of cancer cells (prevent weight loss among cancer patients). Red ginseng also contains components which prevent platelet clumping, lower blood sugar levels, prevent obesity, anti-aging; and detox ingredients that remove heavy metals from the body.

Saponin (ginsenoside) has a lot of pharmacological properties due to a large number of active components of ginseng. Recent research discovered 32 kinds of saponins (ginsenosides). It is already known that saponins have an anti-tumour effect, help relieve fatigue, enhance vitality and mental activity, have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Different types of ginseng vary in kinds and number of saponins. Thus, red, white, Chinese, American and Japanese ginseng contain 30, 22, 15, 14 and 8 kinds of saponins correspondingly.

You can buy red ginseng products from Gorizont LLC. We will be happy to share all miraculous properties of ginseng with you and the best ways to use it.