Friday, June 6, 2008

Ginsing tea

Ginsing tea is a tasty brew. Spending a few extra dollars on a commercial tea that may be a better quality is well worth it, especially given the healthful properties that may come from it. I like the Korean ginsing tea that comes in a powder form and immediately dissolved in your water. I often add this to other teas. Making an infusion of your own is a particularly helpful way to ensure that you are reaping the benefits of the true root.

Soup is also a common way to prepare ginsing in China. Add 1/4 teaspoon of dried root to a bowl of broth or soup daily. Ginsing is not usually used for long term periods in herbal medicine. Once a healthy well-being is established, the body has reached a more stable balance and can hopefully maintain that on its own.