Ginseng properties heightened with steaming

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Steaming ginseng at higher temperatures can boost its potency
dramatically, a recent study suggests. Researchers at Seoul
National University in Korea...

Steaming ginseng at higher temperatures can boost its potency dramatically, a recent study suggests. Researchers at Seoul National University in Korea found that steaming ginseng for approximately three hours at 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) could multiply the herb's antioxidant qualities by eight times and its ability to relax blood vessels by up to 32 times. The scientists suggest that the higher temperature amplifies certain ginsenosides - the ingredient believed to be responsible for ginseng's sought-after qualities - and generates others not normally found in dried versions of the root. Full findings are published in the November 21 issue of the Journal of Natural Products, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

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