Ginseng roots are taken for their adaptogenic, aphrodisiac, stimulating and nourishing qualities. Ginseng is widely used by athletes and students to improve their performance.
In China this herb is traditionally used to protect against the effects of ageing. It increases the vitality and general sense of well-being. According to several studies the ginsenosides present in the root enhance libido and copulatory performance, and strengthen penile erection.
Dissolve a teaspoon in some fruit juice, soda, tea, hot chocolate or other drink. To make tea, boil 3 grams of ginseng powder in water for 5 to 10 minutes, and sift before drinking. Do not take more than 6 grams a day.