How to choose ginseng to supplement
Ginseng as a tonic is the root of the ginseng of the Araliaceae plant.
Chinese medicine believes that ginseng is warm, sweet and bitter, with great vitality, spleen and lung, Shengjinzhike, soothe the nerves and other troubles, can be widely used for qi and blood deficiency, limb cold pulse, spleen deficiency, less lungVirtual asthma cough, Tianjin wound thirst, long illness, physical weakness, convulsions, insomnia and other symptoms.
Experimental studies have shown that ginseng has the following effects:
It has the function of regulating the activity of the cerebral cortex and anti-fatigue.
It can relieve the toxicity of alcohol, chloral hydrate, barbital and chlorpromazine, and can prevent the side effects caused by long-term use of drugs such as sleeping pills.
Ginseng can regulate the central nervous system in a two-way manner, and has a calming effect on excessively excited nerves. It is suitable for patients with long-term insomnia and also has better curative effect on patients with depression.
Ginseng has certain anti-cancer and anti-cancer effects, which can prolong the life of cancer patients.
It can significantly improve the body’s immune function, and is very effective for patients who are prone to colds or those who are prone to bronchial hypertension, allergic rhinitis and other allergic diseases and patients with immune system diseases.
Animal experiments have shown that ginseng can improve the adaptability of animals in various environments.
Animals that have taken ginseng are more able to adapt to the interference and invasion of severe cold, high temperature, radiation, bacteria, viruses, etc.
Ginseng can regulate blood pressure in two directions, which can make people’s blood pressure normal.
Some varieties of ginseng (such as wild ginseng) also have a certain cardiotonic effect, which can be used for first aid in patients with heart failure, such as the commonly used “single soup”, “Shenfu Tang” is specifically used to rescue patients with heart failure.
Ginseng can also regulate the body’s metabolism and endocrine function, which can promote digestion, enhance absorption, and also have a certain protective effect on the liver and kidney.
So how do you buy ginseng?
There are many types of ginseng. From the place of origin, it can be divided into Jilin ginseng produced in the northeast, and Korean ginseng (also known as “Korean ginseng”, “not directly ginseng”), produced in Japan, and produced in the Americas.American ginseng in Europe.
Jilin ginseng and ginseng are suitable for mental wilting, pale, cold and cold, thin stools, long urine, nocturia, pale tongue, weak pulse and other yang deficiency; American ginseng is moderately relieved, and its replenishing characteristics areCold supplement, suitable for body fatigue, hand and foot heart heat, two redness, dry mouth without thinking, dry stool, red urine, afternoon sweat, red tongue, pulse breakdown and other yin deficiency type; Toyo participationJilin ginseng is similar, sexual temperature, can be used to supplement yang, and is mostly used for patients with deficient cold syndrome with insufficient yang.
According to different planting methods, ginseng can be divided into wild ginseng, garden ginseng and ginseng.
Wild ginseng is called wild ginseng.
The ginseng cultivated entirely by artificial cultivation is called ginseng; the wild ginseng is transplanted into the garden, or the ginseng transplanted in the wild ginseng is called the ginseng.
Wild ginseng has a higher replenishing effect than artificially-grown ginseng, but its price is expensive and it is not suitable for ordinary people to make up for it.
The garden ginseng and the ginseng ginseng are the main tonics that are popular among the masses.
According to different processing methods, ginseng can be divided into red ginseng, raw sun ginseng and sugar ginseng.
Red ginseng is made from garden ginseng after steaming and drying or drying.
The ginseng processed by this method is red, so it is called red ginseng.
The finished red ginseng on the market includes: red ginseng, stone ginseng (a kind of ginseng).
Red ginseng is warm and has the effect of warming yang and qi. It is mainly used for patients with qi deficiency and yang deficiency.
The patients with heavier internal heat, dry mouth, dry throat, dry stool and other symptoms of yin deficiency and anger are not suitable for supplementing red ginseng; raw ginseng is taken fresh ginseng, removed from roots and dried with sulfur.
Commercially available finished sun-dried ginseng: original ginseng, radish ginseng, white dry ginseng, seed ginseng, skin ginseng and so on.
The ginseng is hot and has the effect of tonifying the vital energy.
Can be used for treatment of spontaneous sweating, night sweats, dry throat, dry mouth, exhaustion, suffocation, shortness of breath, low voice, laziness, weak pulse and other symptoms of yin deficiency.
Ginseng is made by immersing fresh ginseng in boiling water, immersed in sugar juice, and then taken out and dried.
The main products of ginseng are: sugar ginseng, white ginseng and so on.
The role of ginseng is similar to that of raw ginseng. It has a mild medicinal properties, spleen and lung, but its price is lower than that of raw ginseng.
Knowing the different roles of different varieties of ginseng, we can replace it as needed.
So how do you make up ginseng?
There are several methods for supplementing ginseng as follows: 1.
Decoction: Wash the whole ginseng or sliced ginseng into a container, add water, and the water is slightly higher than ginseng.
Soak for 20 minutes, then cover the shell and simmer for about 1 hour.
Acceptable after the ginseng juice is warmed.
Such a medicinal juice has a high active ingredient, thereby prolonging the replenishing effect and having a quick effect.
Applicable to patients who have been ill after a serious illness and have a serious deficiency.
However, this method is relatively wasteful of medicinal materials, so it is not advisable to replace ginseng with good quality and high price when supplementing with possible methods.
Water-steamed service: Cut the ginseng into slices or small pieces, put them into a porcelain bowl, add half of the bowl of water, then cover the bowl, and put the porcelain bowl into the pot with cold water.
Cook in a pot with a simmer of water for about 1 hour (be careful not to dry the water).
After the temperature is warm, drink the juice in the bowl.
This method can be used to cook ginseng repeatedly for 3-5 times until the juice is very light.
When using this method to supplement, you can add some other supplements you like when cooking ginseng soup, such as red dates, black dates, longan, rock sugar, medlar, lily and so on.
Slice tea: Cut ginseng into thin slices, take about 3 grams each time (about 5-10 pieces), put them into a cup (use a thermos cup in winter), then rinse into boiling water and cover for about half an hour.
Generation of tea drinks.
This method can be used for repeated brewing until the tea is tasteless, and finally the chew can be chewed.
This method is simple and easy to use, and it does not waste the medicine. It is suitable for long-term use by ordinary people.
Slice the service: Cut the ginseng into thin slices, take 1-2 pieces each time and put it in the mouth. After the ginseng is light or odorless, swallow the ginseng.
This method is more convenient than the sliced tea method, and is also suitable for general healthy people who need to tonic.
Powdered and swallowed: After ginseng is researched into powder, it is washed with boiling water, and each time it is washed 3 grams, it is taken 3 times a day.
Or fill the hollow capsule with ginseng powder, take 2 capsules each time, and take 3 times a day.
This method is mostly used to compare expensive ginseng, such as wild ginseng.
This can make full use of ginseng without the slightest waste.
In addition, the method of supplementing ginseng is to take ginseng into the wine (not suitable for alcohol allergies), and make ginseng together with soaking or cakes to make tonics (such as ginseng silky fowl, ginseng sugar, ginseng cake, etc.).
For a long time, some people have created a lot of classic prescriptions in ginseng in clinical practice, which is widely spread and applied.
These classic formulas are: 1.
Shengmaiyin: This side consists of ginseng, Ophiopogon japonicus and Schisandra chinensis.
Its function is to qi and fluid, nourishing yin and benefiting the heart. It can be used for those with fatigue and shortness of breath, thirst and sweating, dry throat and dryness.
Preliminary research suggests that Shengmaiyin can increase coronary blood flow, improve myocardial blood supply, reduce myocardial oxygen consumption, and improve body microcirculation.
Sijunzi Soup: It consists of ginseng, atractylodes, medlar, and licorice.
These four herbs have the effect of strengthening the spleen and replenishing qi, and using them together can greatly enhance the effect of replenishing.
Sijunzi Decoction is the basis of most qi-invigorating prescriptions. It can be used to adjust and treat a variety of qi deficiency syndromes.
Modern medical research has also shown that this prescription can enhance the body’s immune function, improve the body’s disease resistance, regulate endocrine, promote red blood cell production, and accelerate blood circulation.
Bazhen Decoction: This party consists of four herbs in “Sijunzitang” plus Angelica, Chuanxiong, Peony, Dihuang, and a total of eight herbs.
Then the four-flavored medicine is the composition of the famous traditional blood-supplement “Siwutang”.
Bazhen Tang can benefit Qi and blood.
Patients with both qi and blood deficiency are most suitable for taking this prescription.
Clinically, this side is often used in a variety of heart disease, anemia, irregular menstruation, postpartum physical weakness and chronic illness.
Return to zero soup: This side consists of ginseng, Atractylodes, Poria, Astragalus, Longan, Suanzaoren, Angelica, and Yuanzhi.
Guipi Decoction for qi and nourishing blood, spleen and soothe the nerves, suitable for insomnia caused by deficiency of heart and spleen, lack of blood and blood, palpitations, memory loss, Shenpi fatigue, pale complexion, poor appetite.
This prescription can be used to treat anemia, neurasthenia, neurosis, tachycardia, functional uterine bleeding, menopausal syndrome and other complications.
Shenfu Decoction: This side consists of ginseng and aconite. It can benefit Qi, Wenyang, rescuing, treating yang deficiency and cold, limbs chilling, pale, shortness of breath, and cold sweat.
Can be used for heart failure, shock, women’s uterine bleeding and post-operative adjuvant treatment and nursed back to health.
Ginseng 蛤蚧 scattered: composed of ginseng, medlar, almond, licorice, medlar, Fritillaria, mulberry white, Zhimu and other eight-flavored medicine, with qi, Dingchuan, cough.
Mainly used for chronic cough, bronchial asthma, emphysema and other diseases caused by chronic cough and long-term asthma, accompanied by shortness of breath, fatigue, edema and other symptoms.
It should be noted that this party can only be used during the rehabilitation period of the above diseases, and should not be taken when these diseases occur.
Ginseng is a tonic for the weak and qi deficiency and the elderly, but ginseng is not a panacea for all diseases.
If you blindly supplement ginseng, it will not only be beneficial, but may bring various adverse reactions, such as excessive excitement, high blood pressure, rash on the whole body, bloating diarrhea, loss of appetite, chest discomfort, irritability and insomnia.
Chinese medicine believes that ginseng is long in tonic, it should be a variety of virtual syndromes.
Therefore, if there is lung stagnation, chest tightness, suffocation, episodes of unresolved embolism and all heat, people with actual symptoms should avoid ginseng.
Do not overtake ginseng even if it is suitable for patients with deficiency and ginseng.
It is generally appropriate to take 3-9 grams daily.
And each person’s physical condition is not the same. When supplementing ginseng, you should make up one and take a look. First, you should try to cross the river by feeling the stones and gradually find your own specific method of supplementing ginseng.
Those who suffer from chronic poisoning symptoms when taking ginseng in excess should be terminated immediately.
Symptoms usually disappear on their own within a week or so after stopping the drug.
Those with severe symptoms of poisoning can be replaced with licorice, syrup or radish soup instead of tea, so that the symptoms of poisoning are resolved.
Tonic ginseng should be carried out under the guidance of a doctor.