The Health Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng Root

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on
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If you’re familiar with natural health, chances are you’ve heard about ginseng. Bud do you know that there are different types of ginseng? Also called Panax notoginseng, Tienchi ginseng is just one type and it promotes health and energy in a similar fashion as American ginseng, Eleuthero, and Jiaogulan. It should be noted, however, that it works very differently from the others, and that’s just one reason why it’s so highly valued.

What Makes Tienchi Ginseng Potent

Tienchi ginseng contains several active compounds, including antioxidant flavonoids, oxygen-rich polysaccharides, essential oils, and ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are basically powerful plant compounds generally useful to the human body. Each of these compounds contributes to cellular energy metabolism and combined have a positive effect on blood flow and vascular health. It all supports the notion behind ancient healers and herbalists declaring tienchi ginseng as, “more precious than gold.”

Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng for Energy

Tienchi boosts energy and endurance and improves blood flow. Polysaccharides like those in Tienchi are rich in oxygen, an essential component in the final step of cellular energy creation. A California State Polytechnic University study of 30 young adults reported a significant increase in endurance, energy levels, and oxygen levels after taking Panax notiginseng for thirty days. [1] How does this happen? When you increase oxygen to your cells, your energy naturally increases.

Tienchi also encourages red blood cell production and promotes circulation that delivers oxygen-rich blood to your cells better than Panax ginseng and American ginseng. [2] In addition, it also seems to possess a hemostatic ability that stops internal and external bleeding. [3] It’s basically like a tonic for your blood stream. The better your blood flows, the more oxygen and nutrients delivered to your cells.

Other Health Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng

Blood sugar support is necessary in this day and age, with metabolic syndrome running rampant in the developed world. Studies have revealed Tienchi ginseng to be a powerful adjunct in insulin resistance, a hallmark symptom of metabolic syndrome. Trials so far have found Tienchi lowers blood sugar by encouraging glucose absorption, reduces irritation associated with diabetes, improves insulin response, and has anti-obesity properties. [4] It also lowers blood pressure and helps improve male fertility.

How to Supplement With Tienchi Ginseng

The active compounds in Tienchi ginseng make it ideal for a safe energy boost. Today, tienchi survives through controlled cultivation, so it’s unlikely you’ll find a wild-sourced supplement. For the best results, I personally recommend a ginseng supplement—like Ginseng Fuzion™—that combines Tienchi with other types of ginseng.

Do you use Tienchi ginseng? Share your experience with us below.

References (4)
  1. Liang MT1, Podolka TD, Chuang WJ. Panax notoginseng supplementation enhances physical performance during endurance exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2005 Feb;19(1):108-14.
  2. Lau AJ1, Toh DF, Chua TK, et al. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant effects of Panax notoginseng: comparison of raw and steamed Panax notoginseng with Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolium. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Sep 25;125(3):380-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2009.07.038.
  3. Cicero AF1, Vitale G, Savino G, Arletti R. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) effects on fibrinogen and lipid plasma level in rats fed on a high-fat diet. Phytother Res. 2003 Feb;17(2):174-8.
  4. Uzayisenga R1, Ayeka PA, Wang Y. Anti-diabetic potential of Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS): a review. Phytother Res. 2014 Apr;28(4):510-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5026.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Kaneta Islam

    It is a very well presented and easy to understand. Thanks for clearing up any confusion about ginseng.

  • bob

    I have been using tienchi ginseng for 12 years to prevent enlarged prostrate. And it has worked very well all these years without any other medicine to prevent enlarged prostate.


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