Ginseng is not created equally

Ginseng is not created equally

Article on Ginseng Powder:

By Faisal Nawaz, Independent writer

The object of the article:

The article on Ginseng Powder is for educational purposes, to aware the public about the Ginseng plant, Ginseng Powder, and its benefits for traditional medicine, Chinese medicine, supplements, and other derivative products like tea, drinks, and food items. However, it has side effects and interactions in our bodies. We have made our endeavors at best to provide you with reliable information on Ginseng powder.  We are not urging the public to purchase our Ginseng Powder, but must be aware of the fake and misleading Ginseng powder.  

What is Ginseng?

American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.) is a perennial herb native to North America and Southeast Asian countries, resembles parsnip that forks when mature. The plant grows 6 to 18 in (15 to 46 cm) tall, usually bearing three leaves, each with three to five leaflets, 2 to 5 in (5 to 13 cm) long. Ginseng Powder has been widely characterized by its beneficial health effects on humans. Nowadays, it is the most commonly applied medicinal effect and supplementation to improve the overall health of humans.

 Having contained the active compounds like ginsenoside, Saponins of the glycoside group that is abundant in the root, leave, stem, and fruit of American Ginseng, it exhibited anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Therefore, American Ginseng presents a high potential to induce beneficial health effects in humans and should be further explored to formulate precise nutritional recommendations, as well as to assess its value in the prevention and therapy of some disorders, including free radicals. It is used to improve overall health, diabetes, hypertension, and the erectile system.

Potential Health Benefits of American Ginseng:

  • Support cognitive Functions
  • To boost energy and Decrease fatigue
  • Nootropics and Adaptogenic Properties
  • Improve and aids in supporting a healthy immune System
  • Lowering blood sugar level
  • Cholesterol level
  • To Reduce Stress


Have a look on American Ginseng Root and Ginseng Plant:


What is Aki Ginseng Powder?

The AKI always provides you the premium quality of Ginseng Powder that contains 4% Ginsenoside, grown from a Canadian farm and 5-years old root of the plants.

Uses of Ginseng:

The aromatic sweet flavor of the Ginseng roots has been long recognized as a panacea for illness by the Chinese. They used them in a prophylactic (preventive) rather than a curative manner.  Herbal supplements and traditional medicine are classic examples of ginseng plants in North America, Korea, China, and South Asia countries. For a long decade, China used ginseng powder as a stimulant in tea.  

Boost Immune System

Having contained the active ginsenoside compound, ginseng supported to boost of the immune system.  Not only have volunteers been administered with Ginseng extract and supplements have shown a lower incidence of influenza and cold, but also shown the higher antibody titers and higher natural killer cell activity.


Regulate Blood Sugar:

It may regulate blood sugar levels and control your diabetes. It can be fasting blood sugar level, elevated mood and improved psychophysical performance.

To improve and boost Energy:

American Ginseng helps to stimulate physical and mental activity by providing energy to those people who feel tired and weak. Chronic fatigue may be please reduced by the energy-boosting effect. The aforementioned facts and figures are statistically shown the desired result and increased energy where required. Besides, it may improve Focus, concentration, and memory.

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties:

It may contain antioxidants and inflammatory properties. Ginseng powder may reduce inflammation. The active components of Ginseng may target the immune system that could reduce inflammation.

Key points and interesting facts on American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius, L.):

Sr. No.





1.       Physiological functioning: Effective; conflicting evidence

2.       Physical Performance: Effective

3.       Immune system: effective

4.       Diabetes: excellent and effective


Adverse effect

Nausea. Diarrhea, euphoria, headache, hypertension, hypotension, mastalgia, vaginal bleeding, blood pressure



Cautioned advised about concomitant use with phenelzine (Nardil), warfarin(Coumadin), oral hypoglycemic, insulin, or caffeine, and abut use in patients with hypertension or bleeding



Recommended by practitioners or Doctors for supplements dosage



A safe, well-intended supplement product that may be used for a variety of purposes like maintaining heart health, regulating blood sugar, reducing stress, improving cognitive and reducing fatigue




How do determine the good quality of Ginseng and Ginseng Powder?

How do retain flavor and taste?

To retain the flavor and taste of American Ginseng, Molecular Press Dehydration is adopted and significant research has shown that the quality character is good.

Quality determining factors of Ginseng Powder:

  1. Variety of Ginseng

Good quality ginseng powder depends on which variety of ginseng and tropical area. The species of American ginseng is slightly different from Korean or Chinese traditional ginseng.

  1. The type of Panax Ginseng powder

It is the best Panax powder that is white and red powder by Ginseng powder whether it is steamed or not. Some traditional procedures are adopted over the years to retain its flavor and taste.

  • The ginsenosides content

The 4% Ginsenoside content in Ginseng support to the improvement of the overall consistency and quality of Ginseng powder. The higher portion of ginsenoside is the root that is abundant by  Rg1, Rg2, Re, Rf, Rb1, Rb2, Rc, and Rd.

  1. The plant parts that used for powder

Mostly powder is obtained from the ginseng root part, which is a mature and 5-years old plant. The root of ginseng has more phytochemicals than the other aerial part of the Ginseng plants. Besides, the maturity of plants is a leading factor in the good quality of ginseng powder.


Contaminants are criteria of quality that need to be taken into account when choosing a ginseng powder. At this point, it is interesting to remind the growing conditions of ginseng. Prior to harvesting, the ginseng root must stay in the ground for 4 to 6 years. The ginseng root has time to concentrate the nutrients in the soil but also the contaminants. In other words, the choice of sustainable farming is crucial to ensuring the quality of a botanical powder.



American Ginseng Vs. Asian Ginseng?

American ginseng and Asian ginseng may vary in their concentration of active compounds and their bioavailability for our body. It is believed that American ginseng works as a relaxing agent, whereas the Asian variety has an invigorating effect. Ginseng contains two significant compounds: ginsenosides and gintonin

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