Ginseng

Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-10-27

Ginseng is honored as the No.1 of herbal plants and the principal treasury of the three treasuries of Dongbei with white and fat rhizome and. There are two kinds of ginseng: one is wild ginseng; the other is artificial nurturing .The wild ginseng is named as Xiesen, which is renowned and precious. The artificial ginseng is called Yuansen, which needs six years to be ripe. Ginseng has the name of the king of the herbal plants. As early as the Han Dynasty (202BC-220AD), ginseng is one of the tributes to the imperial governments. It is a well-known and expensive Chinese herb. It has the functions of promoting metabolism, lowering blood glucose calming the mind and because it contains the ingredients of glucoside of ginsengs, fragrant oil of ginseng, vitamin etc. Besides, it can be used for the crafts of cooking, refining sugar and making wine etc.

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