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4 famous types of ginseng in the world

Korean Ginseng, Vietnamese Ngoc Linh Ginseng, Cao Ly (Korea) Ginseng, and American Ginseng are all renowned for their nutritional ingredients.

According to oriental medicine, ginseng is a rare and valuable medicinal plant with a bitter taste and non-toxic. According to modern medicine, ginseng contains important organic components as well as vitamins and fatty acids.

Four types of ginseng are considered the best in the world today, all of which are available in the Vietnamese market.

Korean Ginseng

Korean Ginseng has been scientifically proven to restore blood pressure, stabilize the body, support the treatment of patients with anemia, gastritis, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease … Dr. Jinsong Geng from University of Chinese medicine has shown that Korean ginseng provides a lot of energy, works to prevent fatigue, boost physical and mental performance, improve thinking and cognitive abilities.

Sâm Hàn QuốcKorean ginseng supports the treatment of anemia, diabetes, cancer.

The most famous of Korean ginseng is red ginseng. The world has over 5,000 studies on the health effects of red ginseng. The bottom line is that red ginseng contains nutrients that help the body reduce blood sugar levels and symptoms of dizziness and headaches. Red ginseng in particular can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, reduce fatigue and the effects of radiation therapy. Red ginseng also improves symptoms of menstrual disturbances, dysmenorrhea and supports a woman’s sex life.

However, not all Korean ginseng have the same effect. The most valuable is the thousand-year-old ginseng. The 6-year-old red ginseng is highly regarded for its quality. The price of 6-year-old fresh ginseng is around 3 million VND for 4 roots per kg, 3 bulbs per kg for 3.5 million …

Korean Ginseng

Korean ginseng, also known as Cao Ly ginseng, contains saponins including ginsenosides Ro, Re, Rg1, Rg2, Rg3, Rh1, Rh2, Ra1, Ra2 … These ginsenosides have detoxifying, anti-hepatitis properties , control the effects. diabetes, harden the arteries, reduce headaches, lower blood sugar, fight stomach ulcers …

Korean ginseng has a weak physiological effect in men.

According to scientific studies, Korean ginseng improves men’s vitality, cures physiological weakness through its use of revitalizing kidney glands. This type of ginseng has also been shown to stimulate skin regeneration, moisturize, reduce dark spots, tighten skin, and soften skin.

Both grown on the Korean Peninsula and of equivalent quality, Cao Ly ginseng has different characteristics from Korean ginseng. Specifically, the body and Korean ginseng have a very human shape, heavier weight than other types of ginseng. Korean ginseng has a distinctive scent and odor that even spreads through the user’s breath. Korean ginseng has a sweet aroma, the market price is 2-3 million VND for 3 vials.


Ngoc Linh ginseng is also known as Vietnamese ginseng, K5 ginseng, Truc ginseng, discovered by pharmacist Dao Kim Long in 1973 on Ngoc Linh mountain. It is the 20th type of ginseng found in the world. Researchers rate Ngoc Linh ginseng as the best ginseng in the world today.

According to research results from Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, the stem and roots of Ngoc Linh ginseng contain up to 52 saponins, an important ingredient containing many nutrients. Meanwhile, Korean ginseng, American ginseng, and Japanese ginseng contain only 26 saponins.

Ginseng Ngoc Linh has antibacterial, antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.

Ginseng Ngoc Linh is used as a remedy for hemostasis, wound healing, tonic, antimalarial and abdominal pain. So far, clinical research shows that patients using Ngoc Linh ginseng eat well, sleep well, gain weight, increase eyesight, improve nervous breakdown and genital depression, increase blood pressure in people with arterial hypotension.

Associate Professor Dr Nguyen Thoi Nham, evaluator of Ngoc Linh ginseng, said that this ginseng has effects that Korean or Chinese ginseng does not have, such as antibacterial, antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.

Fresh and dried Ginseng Ngoc Linh can be eaten directly by cutting thin slices and then sucking on it, every day use about 10g. Fresh ginseng can be stored in the cooler of the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks or soaked in honey for a long time.

It is a rare type of ginseng, so the price is quite high. The price of Ngoc Linh ginseng varies from a few tens to several hundred million per kg, depending on the age of the plant. Sam Ngoc Linh is very good with malnourished children. Children under the age of 16 with normal and healthy development should not be used as this may interfere with puberty.

Ginseng America

Sâm MỹAmerican ginseng is good for the health of middle-aged people.

American ginseng has a rough, ribbed shape and grows mainly in the United States and Canada. This type of ginseng is beneficial for middle aged health.

American ginseng is commonly used in the form of lozenges. Currently, many pharmaceutical companies extract American ginseng and close into capsules. Using the right dose will increase endurance, reduce fatigue, maintain performance, and improve work efficiency. Many weight loss products contain ginseng due to the process of losing weight and reducing the diet, but it is necessary to ensure energy so that the body does not get tired. American ginseng is a suitable choice in a weight loss diet because it does not provide additional fat but still provides enough energy for the body.

Middle aged women experience premenopause, often hot flashes, fatigue. American Ginseng has some interesting properties, providing nutrients to help women maintain their health and shape.

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