Where To Buy Ginseng Root


Where To Buy Ginseng Root: Starwest Botanicals

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If you are looking to get the health benefits of ginseng you should really consider purchasing from Starwest Botanicals.  This is personally where I go for all my herbs and have never had a problem.

Ginseng is very rare and its natural habitat is shrinking and shrinking. Add this to the fact it takes over 3 to 5 years to grow before it’s useful, makes it hard to find. The great thing about Starwest is they offer many different versions of ginseng including:

  • Root
  • Powder
  • Tea
  • Candies

And much more. They offer USDA Certified Organic too. Let’s look at some ginseng benefits before we get into prices.

Background Information And Health Benefits

Scientific Name: Panax quinquefolia

Common Names: Fiver-finger, American ginseng, ninsin, red berry, garantogen, sang

Part Used: Root

Medicinal Properties: Demulcent, stomachic, mild stimulant, tonic

Description and Uses

You’ll notice the scientific name is “panax” which means “all healing.” With a name like that you know you will be getting really good benefits!

It is used to prevent against all manners of illnesses and promotes appetite. This root is useful in all digestive disturbances. It’s extremely good with colds, chest troubles and coughs. Also, a remedy for:

  • Stomach troubles
  • Constipation
  • Lung troubles
  • Inflammations of of the urinary tract

It is highly regarded in the Chinese culture and has been used for thousands of years to treat all sorts of illnesses. This herb is a well known aphrodisiac and its sexual benefits are legendary.

Let’s Look At Prices

ginseng powderUSDA Organic American White Ginseng: $78.75 per 1/4 lb: This is a really high quality ginseng. I mentioned earlier this is a rare herb, and you can’t even find this in a full pound. You will have a really hard time finding another ginseng to match this quality.

USDA Organic means it was grown on unpolluted lands, on a schedule; basically the plant was pampered until it was time to harvest. You can do a lot with herbs, and in a little we’ll look at different herbal preparations.

USDA Organic Ginseng Root Powder: $240.75 per lb, $62.17 per 1/4 lb: This is a really convenient way to get the health benefits of this root. All you have to do is mix 1/2 teaspoons of the powder to every 1/4 cup of water. It’s a good idea to have a full glass of water after.

This version has two options and you should purchase the one that best suits your needs.

Chinese Red and Chinese White Ginseng Root Power: $92.76 per lb, $25.17: Chinese ginseng is different than American ginseng but is just as useful. It boosts immune system, improves heart health, diabetes, increases energy and fixes impotence.

The difference between red and white ginseng is the preparation. Red is steamed and then dried while white is dried and receives no more processing. Most people think red is more beneficial, but they are both good.

Ginseng Chew Starter Kit With Display Jar: $66.98 for 144 chews: These are a really cool way to get the health benefits of ginseng with a tasty candy.

chewsIt’s made with all natural honey from bees in the high, pristine altitude of the Rocky Mountains. There’s 200 mg of USDA Certified Organic ginseng in every candy and only 20 calories per chew. It’s gluten free and NON-GMO. You can even use it as a sweetener for coffee or tea.

There’s plenty of other options like jelly’s, gum and the actual root themselves. If you are interested in browsing all the ginseng products click the link below.

Browse Ginseng Products

Any Dangers Involved? 

People with high blood pressure shouldn’t use ginseng because it is a stimulant. Other than that, there’s really no side effects as long as you take the recommended dosages. Give yourself breaks after a few weeks too.

That’s why herbs are always the superior option when compared to prescription medicines. Drugs have chemicals that weren’t meant to be inside the human body. Herbs are the most natural way to cure and heal.

There are many ways to take herbs depending on how you prepare them. I created a full guide on what to do with them, dosages and precautions.To read click below:

Learn How To Prepare Herbs

If you are giving to children or are weak, debilitated or elderly, take 1/3rd to 2/3rd of the recommended dosage.

Did You Find What You Were Looking For?

I hope so! Ginseng is a great herb for all kinds of illnesses and is truly “all healing.” Starwest is my favorite herbal supplier and is always my go to. They have variety and are extremely trustworthy.

If you have any further questions, comment below and I’ll respond as fast as possible. Also share on social media and spread the message.

Thanks for reading!




5 Comments Where To Buy Ginseng Root

  1. EllieCommunicates

    I’ve never tried ginseng and have never used its root.
    I’ve seen it mainly used in tea.
    I like cooking. Do you think I can use it in my everyday cooking?
    Is the ginseng root suitable to be used by children as well?
    Do you recommend it for using mainly as a stimulant?
    Your post confused me, because up until now I have always thought that ginseng has calming effect rather than stimulating.
    I like the price comparison you included.
    All the best

    1. Dylan

      To answer your questions, ginseng is more commonly used in drink than food, so i wouldn’t use it for cooking; plus it’s too expensive to use in everyday cooking. your kids can use, just make sure to give about half a regular dosage to them.

      You may be confusing ginseng with another herb, Ginseng is well known for energy and not calming effects. Valerian is really calming.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Rob

    Wonderful information here. I heard of ginseng but I’ve never thought much of it or delved into what it is. I do know that the best kind of foods on this earth come from the ground, and this is one of them! It is quite expensive though! I’d definitely get the chews for on the go…ginsenging!
    One question I do have is since it’s a stimulant does it have caffeine in it?

    1. Dylan

      There’s no caffeine in ginseng, it’s a natural stimulant. And most people don’t lookin into ginseng and more people should. It’s very powerful and healing. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Heather Montgomery

    I had no idea that ginseng was that rare and expensive!! I was looking into it for the healthy benefits, specifically to increase female sex drive. I was hoping it wasn’t too expensive but I guess I was wrong 🙁 We try to do all organic on top of that, so you know how expensive that can get. Hopefully we will be able to get enough gathered up to buy some!


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