Ginseng is at the heart of Kamm & Sons. Its woody, rich and earthy flavors give a unique taste, which is the foundation for the other lighter and more citrus notes. We buy only the best red Korean, white panax, Siberian and American ginseng roots direct from the source.
Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant, which thrives in the cooler climates of Northern China, Korea and Siberia. It can take up to 6 years to mature, then the roots are either dried or steamed – this concentrates the active ingredient known as Ginsengoside.
During the Han Dynasty, Shennon (considered to be the father of Chinese medicine) noted the use of ginseng in his medical journal approx. 5000 years ago. Since then Ginseng has been central to Chinese medicine and western herbalists alike, who claim that it stimulates appetite, aids digestion, increases blood flow and metabolic rate and restores general vitality. The word ginseng comes from the Chinese ‘ren shen’ (man root) due to the harvested roots looking like the arms and legs of a human. The name white ‘panax’ ginseng comes from the Greek word ‘panacea’ (cure all.)