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Korean(Panax) Ginseng vs American Ginseng

Korean(Panax) Ginseng vs American Ginseng


There are only few regions in the world where ginseng can naturally grow. Ginseng can only grow in moist mountainous atmosphere. Ginseng also needs extended periods of colder temperatures (40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) to grow properly.

There are only very limited portions in the world that Ginseng can be growing. (Northeastern Europe, East Asia, Northeastern regions of North America)

Ginsengs cultivated in those three areas, individually contains their unique chemical structures and different medicinal uses. Out of the three varieties of ginseng across the globe, Korean Ginseng is the highest quality and most potent. Today, we are going to talk about how Korean (Panax) Ginseng vs American Ginseng


American ginseng, also known as panax quinquefolius, is indigenous to areas with deciduous forests, it grows naturally in the Northern United States from the Midwest to the Northeast Coast and into Eastern Canada. Wisconsin has arisen as a main harvester of American ginseng. American “ginseng” is in the biologically same family (Panax) as Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) but, as the lack of the term “ginseng” in the name implies, it is a unique plant. However, it does share many chemical and medicinal properties with Korean ginseng.

The ginsenosides in American “ginseng” may have their effect on regulating insulin and blood sugar levels. American ginseng is also used for its potential immune boosting and stress diminishing benefits. American ginseng has also been used for respiratory infections. However, unlike Korean red ginseng, these potential health benefits have not been verified medically.


Korean ginseng – Panax ginseng – is the only true “ginseng” of the regional varieties listed. Korean ginseng is indigenous to Korea and grows throughout forests in the country, though eastern South Korea is best known as the main area for ginseng cultivation. Korean ginseng has been renowned for a millennium as a wonder plant. Today, it is globally sought as the highest quality, most potent form of ginseng available.

Korea Ginseng Corp’s brand CheongKwanJang has a government-mandated monopoly on ginseng production in and export from Korea – securing the quality of ginseng from Korea as a matter of government standards.

Korean ginseng is an herbal panacea. Korean ginseng is commonly used for its immune-boosting powers. Studies have shown that Korean red ginseng is linked to increased immune cell production and performance. Korean ginseng has also been shown to boost energy and regulate temperature, mood, and sleep. Finally, Korean red ginseng is also linked to improved concentration and mental performance.


The quality and potency of ginseng is also affected by how it is harvested and prepared. There are two main methods of preparing ginseng for medicinal use. The end products are white ginseng and red ginseng – the color refers to the appearance of the finished ginseng product. White ginseng is produced by sun drying the ginseng. Red ginseng is produced by steaming the ginseng.

The process of steaming ginseng is believed to cause a biochemical reaction which slightly alters and heightens its medicinal powers. With its naturally exceptional potency, Korean red ginseng that is steamed provides a high-quality, potent ginseng product.


Korea Ginseng Corp offers the best Korean red ginseng. Our ginseng has gone through extensive processing to cultivate and improve the nutrients and compounds in the ginseng.  Ginseng used by Korea Ginseng Corp has been grown for six years, which allows nutrients and minerals in the ginseng root to develop. Korea Ginseng Corp’s high quality ginseng products are available in the form of delicious and healthy teas, extracts, candies, and more that can help you power through your day.  Korea Ginseng Corp’s skincare line, Donginbi, offers a variety of products to keep your skin looking young and healthy as well.

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