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Use of ginseng residue after leaching to tincture

Hello, when preparing tincture, do you write that the slices swell and have tincture in their own, that is, I have to throw the slices after the leaching? Thanks for the answer. Alda

This is a problem that can not be fully solved in the direct extraction method. The problem of tincture soaked in elongated crutches would in theory be solved by chopping or using Soxhlet's extractor . However, it is still a waste of the crush because they contain some insoluble proteoglycans , effective against flu and cold , which are released only by the effects of digestive enzymes after ginseng .

Crops can be fully utilized by adding to meals (eg soups). But if they do not like you, you will not have to waste such a big waste when you throw them away. The vast majority of active substances (mainly panaxosides ) pass into the tincture. Recipe we have tried - half-liter bottles of extract (that is, strawberry brandy), which we have prepared from 60% of drinking alcohol (diluted to 30% alk) have excellent response among our friends with a significant over-demand.

The official advantage of the tincture is that you do not have to wait in the morning or during the day to cook ginseng tea . As Prof. MUDr. Jan Slezak , with whom I met recently during his visit to Taiwan, does not harm a small amount of alcohol, but on the contrary, he benefits from his anxiolytic effect and the expansion of blood vessels. However, ginseng tincture will find use even when the social stream hurts us into areas of alcohol consumption in quantities larger than small (which I do not want to approve of). Panaxosides, with their anti-inflammatory and calming effect on microglia, suppress the hangover and reduce the number of neurons that will die as a result of opiates. We can achieve the best effect by ingesting ginseng before drinking or by mixing ginseng tincture directly into the spirits consumed. I myself have once tried to travel on a Trans-Siberian thoroughfare full of citizens of the former USSR, offering a continual offer of vodka, sprinkling and warning against fake card players. Ginseng has a neuroprotective effect on other intoxications with brain irritants (drugs, volatile substances ...).

-boris-

... is it possible to use a tin of at least 40% alcohol, such as a guide, or perhaps a plum, which has about 52% or pure alcohol?

No, pure alcohol is not necessary, the water-alcohol mixture in this particular case is perhaps even better than pure alcohol. B.

Hello, in the production of tincture you write so that the ginseng is leached for at least 14 days, what is the maximum leaching time, or can I lengthen until I have consumed the tincture? I have ginseng loaded in 2.5 dcl. Alcohol thanks for reply, Alda

Hello, Aldo, I'm glad you live, I get your mail right after the semester. The short answer is that leaving the corkscrews in tincture will not spoil anything in principle - even the whole ginseng roots loaded in a bottle of ginseng vodka are sold. So there is no functional problem with leaving the ginseng in the lye bottle until it's finished. But the slices may be shaken in the bottle by the time they shake, which may make someone feel unsteady.

Regards,
-boris-

| 27.2.2010

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