Organic ginseng – Power root for natural deodorant protection
Ginseng is one of the most famous medicinal plants in the Far East. It is native to China, Russia and Korea. Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for its therapeutic effects in almost every indication. At lavera Naturkosmetik, we too harness the special power of this extraordinary root in the form of a high-quality extract used in some of our natural deodorants to ensure long-lasting protection against body odour.
A demanding all-rounder
Ginseng is a plant which grows up to one metre tall, with green-yellow flowers. It likes moist, nutrient-rich soils, and is very demanding and challenging to grow. Growing ginseng requires patience and great deal of perseverance. It takes at least four years for the root to reach its highest concentration of active substances and be ready for harvest, which is traditionally done by hand. Ginseng root contains carbohydrates, essential amino acids, peptides and proteins, as well as minerals, vitamins and trace elements, but its main bioactive components are secondary plant substances called ‘ginsenosides’, to which most of the known effects of this medicinal plant are attributed.
Its name speaks for itself
Ginseng is a Chinese word which means ‘human plant root’ because its shape resembles that of the human body. But that's not all. Panax ginseng, the scientific name of the plant also reflects its multiple healing powers. The botanical name ‘Panax’ refers to the plant’s genus, which belongs to the Araliaceae or ivy family. It comes from Latin and translates as ‘all healing’, which perfectly describes a true all-rounder like ginseng!