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Ginseng and Dang Shen


In this video, Professor explores the scarcity-induced emergence of substitutes for ginseng, focusing on Dang Shen, originating from the Shangdong region around modern-day Shanxi Province.

Dang Shen, recorded in medical literature in 1757 A.D., became a less potent alternative due to the diminishing wild ginseng supply. The evolution of ginseng processing methods, exemplified by red and white ginseng, is examined, with variations such as Japanese ginseng’s unique parboiling technique. The discussion delves into the historical processing methods of various medicinal plants, noting the continuity and evolution in these practices from ancient times to the present.

How does Dang Shen differ from ginseng in terms of appearance and medicinal properties?

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Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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