A perennial plant, native to Northern and Eastern parts of China, as well as Mongolia and Korea. It has hairy stems, with leaves made up of 12 to 19 pairs of leaflets, but it is the roots that are used medicinally. A classical Chinese text called Shen Nong Ben Cao Jin, written around 200 AD, contains the first known mention of the herb. It was used to “invigorate vital energy”, and strengthen the body’s resistance to disease. We love this root for its adaptogen qualities.
Possible health benefits: adaptogen, adrenal fatigue, hearth health, immune modulating