Research reports indicate that as a medicinal herb, the effects of Ginseng usually emerge after a period of continuous use (about 3 weeks).

Dosage varies according to the individual. Generally, up to 4 grams a day is sufficient.
Do not exceed recommended dosage.

The most convenient form for ingestion is in the form of slices, as a powder, tea, or in capsules.

Methods of preparing Ginseng root

Slice or chop whole root

  Steam root in a small baggie with a couple drops of water to soften enough to slice; chew well and swallow. (One daily portion is the size of a small peanut)

Make Ginseng Tea

  Put 0.5 - 3 grams of root in a cup of 200 ml (7 oz) of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes for the first serving. Steeping can be repeated as many as 3 times, always allowing the 10 minute brewing time. The tea may be served with cream, sugar, honey or juice.

Make Ginseng Powder

  Grind the root to a powder. Add 1/3 teaspoon of the ground Ginseng to a cup of tea or coffee once or twice a day. Drink the liquid and eat the residue to help balance and energize the body and promote better sleep.