Like the true Ginsengs (which Prince is not related to), this herb is a Qi tonic and adaptogen, acting to balance many of the body’s systems and functions in multi-directional ways. Prince Ginseng, however, is more Yin in nature, and is considered gentler and more widely appropriate than Panax Ginseng.
As a Yin, or cooling, tonic, Prince Ginseng is moisturizing and soothing to the body, especially the lungs. It regenerates fluids throughout the body, and so is used whenever organs have become depleted by overwork, stimulation, or other drying or hot influences. It is obvious from Prince Ginseng’s taste that it is a deeply nourishing and “rooty” type supportive herb- it tastes like a fresh beet!
We like Prince Ginseng in conjunction with Notoginseng. This combination creates a deep inner supportive core to protect from depletion, while invigorating the outer activity of the body for work or interactions. This combination is one of our favourite trade show tonics, which we find we can take to push through the last hour of a busy booth, and then still be able to go right to sleep when the day’s work is done.