Korean Ginseng is considered the best Asian ginseng. It has been used in Asia for at
least 1500 years, and even the first traces of trade were found at the time when
Korea was still three independent kingdoms (50 BC).
It was also the increase in requirements for foreign trade that made wild ginseng rarer
and in the 12th century began the cultivation of ginseng in the mountains.
Today Korean Ginseng is eaten “white”, ie in the form of dried roots for cooking, or
“red” after drying and drying and much more recently “black”, after several passages
in the oven and to the dryer.
What to choose between red ginseng and black ginseng?
Red Korean Ginseng is the best known traditional ginseng. It has been the subject
of numerous clinical studies which have demonstrated its interest in health and the
Korean Ginseng is recognized as having several faculties.
It improves cerebral circulation and intellectual performance. It strengthens
natural defenses and immunity, which is useful at the time of the ills of winter. It
stimulates sexuality by strengthening the erection in men and improving libido in
women after menopause.
The mechanisms of action of ginseng are now perfectly known. It is known that the
root contains active ingredients, ginsenosides, which number 30 for Korean ginseng
(twice as much as Chinese or American ginseng!).
The Korean Black Ginseng is much more recent and still very hard to find in
Europe. It comes from the latest research from the Korean University.
The principle is to modify the composition of the ginseng by baking and drying it
several times. This method is well known for some vegetables or fruits, including
tomatoes that release and concentrate more active ingredients (lycopenes) during
cooking.There are more lycopenes in tomato sauce or ketchup than in fresh tomato.
In the same way black ginseng is reinforced in many active, ginsenosides Rg3,
Rg5, Rk1 etc. Which will make it even more stimulating on the vessels and on
the metabolism of testosterone.
In summary, we can therefore advise the Red Ginseng rather as a general tonic, for
the ills of winter and perhaps more for women. Black Ginseng has an enhanced
action on vessels and testosterone for those with vascular problems and for men.