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GINSENG

What is it? Where does it come from?

Origins: Ginseng is a perennial plant that belongs to the Panax genus, native to North-East Asia. 
There are around 10 species cultivated across the world, with the most well-known species being Panax Ginseng


Collection: At Erborian, our Ginseng comes from Korea, which is known for its excellent quality. The plant is harvested at 6 years of age
It is harvested in the months of September and October. 
The root is dried and cleaned to extract the best molecules.


Traditional Use in "Traditional Korean Medicine":

Used in Korean Pharmacopeia, Korean Ginseng has an excellent reputation due to its concentration in specific saponins: ginsenosides, Ginseng's active molecules. 

It is recognized for numerous virtues: 

- On well-being, fighting against stress

- Helps to combat fatigue and provides a feeling of vitality. 

- Supports the immune system and its natural defenses. 

Erborian's Anecdote


“Reserved for use by the 1st Emperor of China and noblemen, Ginseng root was regarded as something of a cure-all. Due to the plant's scarcity, its root cost its weight in gold.  As this extremely precious living heritage has proven its incredible benefits for thousands of years, Koreans make widespread use of it. ” 


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