Ginseng benefits the mind and body in a myriad of ways. Its medicinal purposes date back thousands of years, most notably in Ancient China.
What is Ginseng?
Ginseng is the root of a plant called Panax, a small perennial shrub whose name in ancient Greek means “remedy for everything”, panacea in Italian.
The term ginseng, on the other hand, derives from the Chinese and means “the human plant” due to the shape of the tubers that resemble the human body very much, with arms and legs. Broadly, the root of the ginseng plant is 2 to 3 inches in length (though, occasionally double the size) and from 1/2 to 1 inch in thickness.
There are eleven ginseng species and the most valuable come from Asia, from China and Korea. Ginseng, with its bitter taste in nature, is often combined with other ingredients that make it easier to consume.
For hundreds of years the Chinese have considered this “miraculous” root an anti-ageing and energy-boosting elixir, as well as an effective aphrodisiac. In some rural regions it is still chewed on its own. Nevertheless, ginseng has always been cooked in soups and mixed with hot tea. Now, it is being mixed with premium coffee to amp up its performance and spruce up the ginseng’s natural taste.
What Are the Benefits of Ginseng?
It lessens stress and fatigue and improves memory, concentration and mood. Ginseng may improve thinking processes and cognition. A study published in The Cochrane Library examined the accuracy and truthfulness of this claim. The study says that ginseng showed benefits for cognition, behavior, and quality of life.
Moreover, ginseng may have anti-inflammatory effects, as per the experimental results in Journal of Translational Medicine. This “miracle” route is often used to alleviate inflammation. The researchers associated ginseng with targeting pathways in the immune system that could reduce inflammation.
Lastly, men may take ginseng to treat erectile dysfunction. A 2002 Korean study showed that approximately 60 percent of men who took ginseng noticed improvement in their symptoms. Moreover, a research conducted by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology further claimed to provide “evidence for the efficiency of red ginseng in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.”
Will it taste funny, though? In actuality, it tastes slightly bitter, but it leverages on its taste when blended with our Italian coffee, so much so that ginseng coffee by 101CAFFE’ is considered an enjoyable alternative to traditional espresso.
101CAFFE’ ‘offers a truly surprising and unique range of coffee and ginseng drinks, in many shapes, tastes and combinations: Ginseng Coffee, Gran Ginseng Coffee, to be enjoyed in a large cup, Amaro Ginseng Coffee, well-liked by those who love only the energizing effect of ginseng, and Light Ginseng Coffee to fill up with sweetness and vitality. These are available not only in Nespresso ®capsules and pods, but also in ground coffee form for the mocha. This amazing coffee can be made directly at home, to be enjoyed at any time of the day without sacrificing the taste of coffee.