In TCM, American ginseng is regarded as a Yin-tonic that is cooling, Qi-tonifying, and yet calms the spirit. Yin represents the energy that is responsible for moistening and cooling bodily functions. It is often used to restore Yin-Yang balance in cases of excess heat or dryness in the body (e.g. sore throat, ulcers, dry stool or constipation, etc).
It is generally believed that wild ginseng has stronger potency than cultivated ones, as the slower-growing wild roots—which are harvested at an older age—absorb more curative power from the forest floor. Our wild American ginseng is of superior quality and carries a more earthy flavour than cultivated ginseng. It also has a mildly sweet, rich, and refreshing taste. In terms of appearance, wild American ginseng has a darker colour and exhibits more concentric growth rings on the outer surface than cultivated American ginseng.
● Stimulates the immune system
● Boosts energy
● Clears heat
● Replenishes fluids in the body
● Improves mental function
● Calms the mind and relieves palpitations
● Reduces insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep
● Alleviates shortness of breath
● Regulates blood sugar level
● Soothes intestinal irritation
Recommended for whom:
Suitable for everyone, especially those who frequently sleep late, experience high stress, feel tired easily or like to indulge in spicy or deep-fried foods.
Avoid use with Lí lú (藜芦).
● Tea infusion: 3g a day
● Decoctions and soups: 3 to 6g
● Powder: 200mg to 400mg a day
● Powder Capsules*: 1-2 capsules a day
*Kindly note that our herbs are ground to powder and encapsulated on demand. In general, each capsule is around 200mg serving, which means 1 gram of herb powder can make 4-5 capsules depending on the type of herbs used.
Infuse in hot water for 5 minutes before drinking or add it to soups for more nutritious meal times.
In TCM, 'heatiness' suggests an excess of Yang energy or deficiency of Yin. Apart from the hot weather, poor diet and lifestyle can also cause 'heatiness' to manifest in the body. For instance, frequently staying up late, overworking without adequate rest, consuming excessive 'heaty' foods, etc.
Examples of 'heaty' foods:
● Deep-fried, greasy or spicy foods
● Chicken, beef, or lamb meats
● Fruits such as durian, mango, longan, or lychee
● Alcohol, coffee, red tea, or chocolate beverages
Some signs of 'heatiness' or Yin deficiency include:
● Warm, feverish palms and soles
● Sore throat, fever, or ulcers in the mouth
● Hard and dry stools or constipation
● Dark or yellow urine
● Dry or bloodshot eyes
● Skin issues such as acne, eczema, and hives
● Feelings of restlessness, irritability, vexation, agitation, or anxiety
● Dream-disturbed sleep or insomnia
● Dry cough or cough with thick yellow phlegm
The information above serves as a general guide only. Please consult a licensed TCM practitioner for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
American ginseng is one of Wing Joo Loong's flagship products, trusted for its authenticity and superior quality. The increased demand for American ginseng has seen the introduction of China-grown American ginseng in the market. While that has been the trend in recent years, we only source from the motherland of American ginseng, which is mainly in America and Canada, and clearly state the country origin on our product labels.
It generally takes around 4 to 8 years to plant, grow and harvest American ginseng. Every ginseng goes through a long growth cycle and process before it reaches the hands of consumers: preparation of land, sowing of seeds, watering, fertilising, managing crops, harvesting, washing, drying, sorting, grading, and packing. Our American ginseng is imported from America and our family-run plantation in Canada, while sorting and grading take place in-house in Singapore.