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SUGREF
12-07-2001, 04:27 AM
First and foremost - I appologise for the terrible spelling.

My friend got me some ginseng from ChangBai Shang and I don't know how to use it properly.

I think that I am supposed to cut small pieces off and leave it in water for about a day and then drink it.

Can anyone suggest anything here? Am I using it properly?


Cheers

Outcast
12-07-2001, 04:42 PM
Ginseng can be used in a decoction, tincture or taken in tablet form. If you have the raw material I would take advice from a herbalist or at worst a good book on how to prepare it.

There are a couple of things to bear in mind with Ginseng, If you have high blood presure dont use it. Also dont use it continuously or combine it wih strong tea or coffee. I have known active people have problem with overstimulation with Ginseng. The chinese ginseng is stronger then the siberian ginseng

If you dont have any luck in getting advice on preparation I will try to find one of my books on herbs and pass the information on but its worth getting advice from a pro if possible

Cheers

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