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Korean Ginseng Tincture

Korean Ginseng Tincture

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If you can’t afford to fly to Seoul to pick up some healthy ginseng, consider this less costly alternative. Photo taken by Keira Bishop, discovered at http://www.sxc.hu/

If you need a a good source of super charged Korean Ginseng in a healthy tonic tincture and you can’t afford to fly all the way to Gyeong-dong Oriental medicine market in Cheongryang-ri near Dongdaemun in Seoul, consider Tonic Tinctures in Santa Cruz, Calif. According to their website, “A tonic tincture is a super potent extract of a tonic herb,” which means that it’s much more potent then simply dropping some ginseng root in hot water and sipping.

Ginseng is one of Korea’s wonder herbs, used for thousands of years in Korean traditional medicine for mood enhancement, increase in mental stamina, lowering blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and immune system stimulation. Korean herbalists say that the elderly or those who are physically weak stand to gain the most from ginseng’s heat-generative properties. The young, particularly women of child-bearing age, should steer clear unless under the guidance of an herbalist.

The tincture does contain some alcohol, around 25%-30% but no more than 35% according to their website. One serving is 1-3 drops so this amount of alcohol would not be sufficient to cause any ill effects unless one is allergic to alcohol.

The Korean Ginseng in the Korean Ginseng Supreme doesn’t play solo in this tonic. It includes Chinese Red Ginseng, Red Jujube Dates and Notoginseng. Your order will be made fresh within days or weeks of the time of your order. They take orders from their shop on etsy.com.

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