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Red Korean ginseng - Root powders


After the dry red Korean Ginseng roots have been analyzed and selected, a special machine grinds them into a fine powder. The powder is sifted according to the desired size after which it is mixed mechanically.

When larger granules are requested instead of a fine powder, a special cutting machine can cut up the roots to the desired particle size.

To obtain powders or kernels with a standardized ginsenoside content, roots with a different ginsenoside content are mixed in such a way that the required ginsenoside content is achieved.

The highest possible amount of ginsenosides in Red Korean Ginseng root powder is approximately 7-8%.

Composition root powders

Some people feel that ground root powder is better than ginseng extract-powder. This is based on the assumption that the ground root powder is closer to the original plant and contains more of the naturally present ingredients. They believe some of these valuable constituents could have been lost in the extraction process.

There are some exceptions, but almost all Red Korean ginseng root powders are free of carriers and additives. Of course we can add these upon your request.

Most common product forms

Benseng International BV offers root powders of the Red Korean Ginseng root in the following product forms:

CodeDutch nameLatin name

English name

Level quality guarantees
Productcode Productdescriptionlownormalhigh
GINRrode koreaanse ginsengPanax ginseng CA Meijer (red)red korean ginseng---
Root powder:RKWPGG30red korean ginseng root powder 3% ginsenosides HPLC-SPEC-
RKWPGG60red korean ginseng root powder 6% ginsenosides HPLCSPECSPECSPEC
RKWPNNred korean ginseng root powder not standardized SPECSPEC-
RKWPNN-orgORGANIC white korean ginseng root powder SPECSPEC-
RKWK00-09red korean ginseng root particles, size < 1,0 cm-SPEC-
RKWK04-09red korean ginseng root particles, size 0,4-0,9 cm-SPEC-

In case you are looking for a kind of product (form) that is not mentioned on this page, please do not hesitate to ask us. In cooperation with our suppliers and manufacturers we will do our utmost best to assist you in your search for that particular product.


For amounts less than 25 kg, Red Korean Ginseng root powders or kernels are packed per 1 kg in airtight aluminum bags with PE-inner layer. Bags with 5 kg are also available.

benseng red korean ginseng rootpowder

Red Korean Ginseng root powder (product code: RKWPGG60) standardized with 6% ginsenosides, packed per 1000 g in airtight aluminum bag with PE-inner layer.

The 25 kg packaging are packed in standard plastic bags in cardboard boxes or barrels.


Red Korean Ginseng root powders do not dissolve in water. The color of the Red Korean Ginseng root powders can vary from light red brown to dark red brown to brown.

The taste of this Red Korean ginseng root powder can be qualified as bitter-sweet. As the level of ginsenosides rises, the root's bitter taste intensifies and the sweet taste declines.

The active ingredients in Ginseng roots (ginsenosides) are heat-resistant, and are not damaged or lost when heated.


To reduce the cost of the powder adding a filler is an option. The cheapest filler is ground rice flour. Other possible additives include dicalcium phosphate, malto dextrin, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate or glucose powder. Of course other additives, carriers or fillers are possible too.


In-vitro-tests have shown that the absorption of ginsenosides from extracts is double the absorption of dried ginseng roots or root powders. Counted in milligrams, this means that in order to get the same results a double dose of ground root powders is needed in comparison to extract powders.

For optimal therapeutic results from Red Korean Ginseng root powders it is advised to take 30-60 mg of pure ginsenosides daily. For a root powder with 6% ginsenosides this means a daily intake of 500-1000 mg per day.

Practical experiences have demonstrated that activity and effects of Ginseng do not decline proportionally as a daily dose is lowered.

There is no dangerous (damaging) maximum daily dose, but 7 mg ginsenosides is considered as a minimal dose. If you take less than 7 mg a day it will most likely not contribute anything.

When mixed with other medicinal herbs, a lower dose of Red Korean Ginseng might be sufficient.

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