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Imperial Elixir, Ginseng Root, Chinese Red, Kirin #5, 1 oz

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  • Expiration Date: Jun 2019
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 lbs (0.12 kg)
  • Product Code: IME-08610
  • UPC Code: 715783086102
  • Package Quantity: 1 oz
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.9 x 4.9 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
Product Overview


Dosage strength depends on root quality.

Suggested Use

  1. Ginseng Tea: Add 1/4 teaspoon of broken ginseng root to 3 cups of water in enamel vessel. Cover and boil slowly for three hours.
  2. Cooking: Add several slices of ginseng root to stews and soups
  3. Chewing: Break ginseng root into pieces and chew. Use one or two per day depending on size.
  4. Ginseng Tonic: Break ginseng root into small pieces and add to bottle of wine or other liquor. Let steep two weeks, shaking well occasionally.

Other Ingredients

Ginseng Root, Chinese Red, Kirin #5

iHerb Customer Reviews

Red ginseng

Posted by Vizion on Jul 05, 2016

This isn't pure Red Ginseng. I am very disappointed because I wanted to start a collection of Imperial Elixir products. How do I know that it's not pure? I suffered the same unique side-effects from their white ginseng as their red ginseng. I have eaten so much white ginseng in the past without any side effects. Only this company, Imperial Elixir, twice, gave me side-effects from ginseng, which was nervousness and vertigo. I am sure they are just some idiots that think that consumers feel a 'kick' from a low dose of Arsenic or something like that, or, as it is common practice in China, they use Arsenic as a pesticide since it is cheaper than the others. Didn't you know that in every 5 star Chinese restaurant, none of them use Olive oil? I am so unhappy at this product and the "Heaven" white ginseng. I have adjusted my review from 5 stars to 1 star.

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Posted by theunextreme on Oct 31, 2014

Can't really chew on this because it is so hard. Definitely potent though and gave me some good energy!

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Posted by Scottishdave on Apr 15, 2011

Great to cook with, i made a tea with this, actualyl several.

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chinese red kirin

Posted by Reviewer1338155 on Jun 19, 2010

Haven't used it yet. Finished Shiu Chu today and will start kirin tomorrow

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Quality and price

Posted by Reviewer1623699 on Mar 18, 2010

Good quality and fair price.Fast shipping too.

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