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1st Edition

The Healing Power of Ginseng

ISBN 9781138594074
Published July 15, 2019 by CRC Press
246 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Health and medical uses of ginseng is broad due to its adaptogenic properties, it is an effective tonic. Ginseng can be used to improve mental and physical performance, reduce stress, and increase longevity. This book covers the properties and uses of four varieties of ginseng in the world with focus on American and Asian types of ginseng. This books discusses healing properties of ginseng, growing ginseng plants, chemical, nutritional, medical and pharmacological properties, detoxification, longevity and proper usage of the root.


• Discusses four types of ginseng, chemical compositions, clinical and pharmacological uses

• Presents various clinical uses of ginseng, covering more than 40 diseases and conditions

• Covers traditional Chinese medicine related history of the use of ginseng in China, and the discovery of both Asian and American ginseng.

• Teaches users how to use different kinds of ginseng for health maintenance

• Discusses ginseng use in cold, flu prevention, cancer, diabetes, low energy/lethargy, and erectile dysfunction

Table of Contents




Section I The Herbal Medicines and the Elixir of Life: Ginseng in the World

Chapter 1 The Chinese Style of Healing: The Best Holistic Medicine and Herbal Medicine

Chapter 2 Ginseng in China

Chapter 3 Ginseng in North America

Chapter 4 Ginseng in Korea

Chapter 5 Ginseng in Japan, Siberia, and Panax Notoginseng

Section II The Flourishing Ginseng Business

Chapter 6 The Flourishing American Ginseng Business in Chinese Market

Chapter 7 The Flourishing Ginseng Business in Korea, Japan, and Canada

Chapter 8 Current American Ginseng Dollar Value

Section III Growing Your Own Ginseng Plant

Chapter 9 Growing Ginseng Plant in China and the United States

Chapter 10 American Ginseng Farm in the State of Wisconsin

Section IV Data and Research

Chapter 11 Ginseng Information and Scientific Research

Chapter 12 Less Known Benefits of American Ginseng

Section V Composition of Ginseng

Chapter 13 Chemical Constituents of Ginseng Plants

Chapter 14 How Differences in Chemical Constituents in Ginseng Affect Medicinal Effects

Section VI The Healing Power of Ginseng

Chapter 15 Traditional Chinese Medicine Records of Medical Benefits of Ginseng and Siberian Ginseng

Chapter 16 What Ginseng Can Do For You

Chapter 17 Healthy and Successful Aging

Section VII How to Take Ginseng and Who Should Not Take It

Chapter 18 Take Ginseng with Care

Chapter 19 Possible Interaction of Ginseng with Drugs



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Dr. Joseph P. Hou, O.M.D., Ph.D., C.A., author and researcher, and certified acupuncture physician was born in Hopei, China. He graduated from the National Defense Medical College in Taipei and spent several years studying acupuncture in Taiwan and at the Acupuncture Institute of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Dr. Hou also attended graduate studies at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a Ph.D., which led to 10 years of medical research. He has devoted his time to acupuncture and herbal medicine in New York and New Jersey since 1977. He moved to Orlando in 1982 and opened the J.P. Hou Institute, P.A. Lastly, Dr. Hou served as past president of the Florida State Acupuncture Association and vice chairman of the Florida Board of Acupuncture.