Ginseng Tea (Insam Cha) Recipe for Energy

Ginseng Tea
Ginseng Tea

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

Panax Ginseng

Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) has a long history throughout Korean and Chinese culture and has been used in foods and drinks for over 2000 years. The root can take up to four to six years before it can be harvested. The plant resembles a human body with shoots for its arms and legs, hence the reason for its belief that it has health benefits for the whole body.


Benefits of Ginseng

Ginseng is revered as medicine by Korean people to warm the body in cooler seasons, boost energy and stamina, and improve sexual libido. It is also high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties to protect the body against oxidative stress.

If you need a natural energy booster or a warm drink for your body, try drinking a cup of ginseng tea (Insam Cha).

People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking other medication and children should consult with their healthcare professional before consuming ginseng.

 

Where to buy Ginseng

Ginseng can be found in the refrigerated section of Korean supermarkets and Chinese herbal medicine stores.

Fresh ginseng root