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We had been working with the herbal medine for over 15 years. We deeply acknowledge how powerful medicinal plants can heal for human well-being. More than 60% of the world relies on the herbal remedy at home or from professional practioners. We keep on applying herbs to complement in nutritional foods for our optimal health.
Ginseng is one of most typical medicinal plants is used in many prescriptions as a tonic herb for health recovery or enhancement in South Asia due to its proven benefits. Canadian Ginseng has the best quality thanks to the friendly-ecological environment, unique climate, ideal soil, clean water along with the sustainable agriculture practices in Canada. These features bring back the high-quality ginseng rich in nutrients with a distinctive taste and flavor. We'd love to bring this premium ginseng to enhance for our optimal health with a variety of good products for many choices. We desire to popularize Canadian ginseng to be recognized as the best quality ginseng in the world.
Ginseng has been collected from the forests in Ontario and Quebec since the 1700s and used as a herbal remedy by Native North Americans. In 1742, Ginseng in Canada was recognized by a French priest as being similar to plants in China that were used medicinally. Cultivation in Canada first began in 1890s by the Hellyer family near Waterford, Ontario.
Ginseng is a perennial crop that takes three to five years to develop after being planted as a seed. It needs a moist but well drained soil, like the sandy soil found in southern Ontario. Ginseng requires 75-80% shade and the covers mimic the forest-floor environment. The ginseng plant is a leafy green crop that grow to about a foot in height and produces bright red berries and a fleshy tap root. The root is generally around two to three inches in length and its colour ranges from pale yellow to brown. Ontario Ginseng growers plant the crop in raised beds to allow for proper drainage and air circulation. Several inches of straw is always added to prevent frost damage in winter and optimum soil moisture and temperature in the summer. These growing techniques help keep disease at bay while maintaining root quality. Because of the techniques that the Ontario growers use to grow their crop and the geographically small area of production, the ginseng harvested is of consistently high quality.
Like most crops grown in Ontario, ginseng growers use control treatments to prevent outbreaks of disease that can destroy their crop, specifically mould or fungus which might lead to foliar and root diseases. However, all growers in Ontario are required to be trained, tested and certified on the safe use and handling of crop treatment products and are unable to even purchase them without the required training. On top of that, growers could face significant fines if there is the over-use treatment products.
Moreover, all crop treatment products used in Canada must be approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in Ottawa, a division of Health Canada. Canada has one of the most stringent product approval, residue monitoring and control systems in the world. In 2012, 99.6% of all fruits and vegetables tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency met Health Canada standards. All crop treatments used in Ginseng are also used on a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops in Canada.
Traditional Chinese medicine recommends Ginseng for the following disorders: anemia, asthma, stomach aches, colds and fevers, colic, depression, dizziness, dropsy, exhaustion, headaches, heart failure, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, lack of appetite, menstrual disorders, nausea, nervous disorders, old age, rheumatism, vascular cramps, sexual dysfunction. They have used the plant for these purposes throughout the centuries with only minor change in the list.
On the American continent, the Native people used Ginseng for earache, fever, infertility, general tonic, headache, menstrual problems, cramps, shortness of breath, sore eyes, stomach pains, exhaustion, tonsillitis and vomiting.
Modern research on Ginseng has tended to verify and extend the medicinal claims in more precise terminology. This research can be summarized as follows: ginseng stimulates the central nervous system in small amounts; ginseng protects the body and nervous system from stress; ginseng stimulates and increase metabolic function; ginseng increases physical and mental efficiency; ginseng lowers blood pressure and glucose levels when high and raises them when low; ginseng increases gastrointestinal movement and tone; ginseng increases iron metabolism; ginseng causes changes in nucleic acid (RNA)
Ginseng is found in a variety of product forms but is typically used as: