It was by chance that we got introduced to Ginseng in Singapore, a secret ingredient that boosts reverse aging. When we leisurely strolled across the shopping arcade of Genting Dream, Asia’s ‘largest’ luxury cruise, we couldn’t help but notice a large section thriving with attractive red boxes laced in designs of gold. Intrigued, we approached the shelf to have a closer look. Which, is when an attendant approached us to give us a small tour of the ingredient.
He began by telling us the story of the longest-living man on Earth who largely embraced a Fo-Ti and Ginseng rich diet. For that reason, Ginseng is now known as the elixir of youth! The man he was talking about is none other than the 256-years-old Chinese herbalist and martial artist, Li Ching-Yun. After Li Ching-Yun passed away, NYT published an article stating, “Many who have seen him recently declared that his facial appearance is no different from that of a person two centuries his junior.”
We further learned that for thousands of years, Ginseng roots are cultivated on the exotic Asian lands by the royals or the affluent. Ginseng roots draw in unparalleled multi-healing and anti-aging benefits which is why it’s hard to source. However, when traveling to certain parts of Asia and America, you can purchase Ginseng from upscale supermarkets or luxury cruises. On Genting Dream, it was exclusively the RKG, Limited RKG, and Royal RKG, the finest Ginseng on display. It turns out we liked the Limited RKG the best and thought, that for the first time, it will be great to try the limited edition.
Legends have it that a subscribed dose of Ginseng alters the rate of human body metabolism. Leading, to improved activeness, vitality, and a better digestive system. Whether the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, or kidney, regular use of Ginseng keeps the entire body in check. But, what makes Ginseng extraordinary is the fact that it contains over 32 Ginsenosides which act as an anti-aging molecule. Our attendant concluded, “If you use this product every day with tea or soup, its anti-inflammatory properties, will ensure your skin stays firm with no wrinkles.”
Pointing out to our “Limited Edition” box, he added, “Of all the Ginseng roots, only 2% make it to the Limited edition. These roots have a perfect ‘anatomy’ making them the rarest of a given lot! The whole intent of purchasing this expensive ingredient was to introduce our family to a typically-rare Asian ingredient. (As well as, its benefits) And we are glad we did because, after a week or two, the Ginseng consumption does start reflecting on your skin and inner vitality. If you happen to swing by the Genting Dream, or by the Chinese or the Korean turf, this is that one ingredient that you must ‘certainly’ bring back.