Panax Ginseng Boosts Energy

  Panax Ginseng has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese medicine to: Improve digestion Improve energy levels Boost energy of Lungs, heart and spleen Improve immune system Chinese herbs are combined.  Each herb in the formula has a function and works with the other herbs to achieve a stronger effect than an individual […]

Ginseng Side Effects

Panax Ginseng is very strong.  In Chinese Medical Theory, it is warm and can be stimulating for some people.  As an acupuncturist, I have had a few people who cannot take herbal formulas with ginseng in them. I’ve been an acupuncturist since 1999, so I’ve had a lot of patients and only two could not […]

Korean Ginseng Benefits and Warnings

  Red Korean Ginseng-notice how it is darker than regular Panax Ginseng   Panax Ginseng in raw form.  Notice how it looks like a human?  It is called “man root” in Chinese medicine. Korean Ginseng is Panax Ginseng that has been treated by either steaming it or treating it with other chemicals to make it […]

Horny Goat Weed

No woman should ever take this!!! Herbs are yin or yang.  You can see yin as the cool, moist and feminine form and yang as the warm, dry and masculine.  Herbs can be either yin or yang or some other form, such as a blood tonic.  But, all herbs have a temperature and it should […]

Ginseng Quality is Important

There are varying degrees of quality in herbal supplements.  As an herbalist, I buy the best quality I can.  I do not want to waste money on herbs that seem cheaper but will not work as well. Ginseng should be extracted to work best.  If an herb is extracted, it is boiled in water and […]

Why I Prefer Cordyceps To Improve Energy Levels

  Panax ginseng has its place.  It is one of the strongest energy tonics you can take.  It should not be taken long term though.  You should see an acupuncturist to find out which ginseng formula is right for you. Ginseng is always combined in herbal formulas for best effect.  I like Ginseng Revitalizer from […]

Panax Ginseng And Libido

  For some reason, ginseng has a reputation as a libido tonic.  In that it will boost your energy levels and improve overall vitality, it could help you in that department.  However, the best tonics for libido in men are typically kidney tonics. You might have heard of horny goat weed.  I hope you have […]

The Dark Side Of Panax Ginseng

  I am an herbalist and acupuncturist.  I use herbs as medicine.  Herbs are strong medicine, they can also have hormonal effects that you need to be aware of. It is not a common problem, as most people take Panax ginseng for a short period of time to address fatigue.   If used in this way […]