Your garden-variety ginseng has got nothing on Korean red ginseng, known to be a powerful herb for enhancing the mind and stimulating the libido. What gives it an edge? Korean soil enriches it with a variety of beneficial minerals and nutrients.

About Korean Red Ginseng

Grown 100-percent organically, Korean red ginseng takes six years to mature, in soil that requires a 10-year rest between planting seasons. Because of this, Korean red ginseng boasts high levels of active elements, including three times the amount of active compounds called ginsenosides. With vitamins, amino acids, essential oils, natural enzymes, and 42 natural minerals, Korean red ginseng is a nutritional powerhouse. All of this means it’s more expensive than ginseng grown elsewhere, but totally worth it.

Benefits of Korean Red Ginseng

Korean red ginseng can strengthen the body, amp up energy for athletic performance, and boost the metabolism.

Its ginsenosides are valued for their ability to improve mental efficiency and relieve mental fatigue. They work as natural adaptogens—meaning they allow the body to adapt to stress. Korean red ginseng is said to have a tranquilizing effect on the nervous system as well, so it can help address both physical and emotional stress.

The herb is believed to strengthen immunity due to its vitamin and mineral content, and may be used as a natural detoxifier.

Consult a physician about taking Korean red ginseng to help with certain chronic illnesses. It reduces cortisol, which interferes with insulin production, so it can be beneficial for diabetics. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help treat rheumatoid arthritis without the use of steroids. And a high dosage of ginseng can reduce blood pressure.

Sexual Benefits

Perhaps the most widely recognized effect of Korean red ginseng is its libido-enhancing properties; it increases natural testosterone levels and blood flow to the penis.

Women in the early stages of menopause may also benefit from supplementing with Korean red ginseng, since it’s been shown to stimulate estrogen production.

Dosage Recommendation

As recommended by the book, “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” Korean red ginseng should be taken for 15 to 20 days, followed by a rest period of two weeks. Taking 250 to 500 milligrams per day is recommended during the dosage period. Avoid long-term, high-dose use of any ginseng product.

References and Resources Prescription for Nutritional Healing; Phyllis A. Balch; 2000