Red ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) originates from Northeast China and Korea, where the plant's roots have been used for centuries. The mature roots contain a particularly large number of saponins, specifically ginsenosides, and in traditional Chinese medicine are considered a tonic, which is why they are often referred to as a "power root". Due to the global popularity of genuine Panax ginseng, it is almost extinct in the wild and primarily exists as a cultivated plant.
Ginsenosides have been the subject of several studies and can be differentiated into the main ginsenosides (panadiols) and secondary ginsenosides such as panaxdiols and panaxtriols according to their chemical structure, particularly the number of attached hydroxyl groups.
After harvesting, the roots of Panax are treated with steam to preserve the valuable ingredients. In the process, the root turns red and becomes more resistant, and other active substances are produced, such as maltol. This process is also known as the Maillard reaction.
Cultivation and Processing
Since genuine Panax ginseng is almost extinct in the wild, we source our roots from a renowned grower who cultivates the plant in conditions that mimic its natural, wild growing environment. Our producer has over thirty years of experience in the cultivation and processing of genuine Panax ginseng and is constantly developing new technologies. Additionally, the producer holds several patents and is subject to high INSAM quality standards.
INSAM is a registered Korean trademark which only certifies manufacturers who grow and process 100% genuine Panax ginseng and meet the additional requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture for product quality.