There are many health benefits of Ginseng and making ginseng extract at home is easy too. Native Americans used it widely to cure headaches, fever and indigestion. Besides Americans, it was also used in countries like Russia and China to protect from cold and flu in addition to enhancing mental alertness. Further studies in 2001 found that flu symptoms lasted for a shorter period in those who consumed ginseng extract.The methods to make Ginseng extract is interesting and easy.
Hot Extraction: This is one of the methods used to make Ginseng extract. Take boiling water in a non metallic container with half ounce or one ounce of dried ginseng. Depending on the strength of the extract you can take the desired amount of ginseng. Put the dried ginseng in the boiling water and allow it to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the dried ginseng is soaked well in the liquid, strain it and use.
Cold extraction: Making ginseng extract is not a tough task, you can prepare using easy methods.Take a pot of cold water and 2 ounces of dried Ginseng, you should take double the amount of ginseng that is used for hot water. Add the ginseng to the cold water and steep it for 8 to 12 hours. After straining you can use the liquid for consumption.
Alcohol Based Extract: You can make Ginseng extract using alcohol too. For this you need 8 to 12 ounces of Vodka or any other neutral drinking alcohol, 3 to 4 ounces of vodka and water. First take a glass container and fill it with dried ginseng; pour the vodka over it and now add water for dilution. The Ginseng in the glass container must be completely covered by alcohol and water. You should seal the glass container and allow it to steep for around two weeks. Finally you can strain liquid and use it.
You could follow any of the above methods to get Ginseng extract. Make the Ginseng extract at home and consume it to obtain the benefits of Ginseng.