THE HERB FOR LONG LIFE
Imperial Elixir brand uses authentic Korean Red Ginseng purchased
directly from the Korean government to ensure high potency and
quality. It is one of the few ginsengs sold in this country that are
100% pure, high quality Korean ginseng.
Professor Li Chung Yun was considered the oldest man of our century. The
London Times (May 8, 1933) reported his death at the age of 256 years.
Records found in China show he was born in 1677.
Professor Yun died with all his own teeth and hair, and those who knew him
say that he looked about 50 when he was already over 200. He outlived 23
wives and had 11 generations of descendents during his lifetime.
Before he died, he left three specific guidelines regarding diet for those
who wish to follow in his footsteps:
1) Do not overeat on hot summer nights. It causes stagnation of blood and
2) Eat extra quantities of nourishing foods on cold winter mornings. It
provides the extra essence and energy the body needs to compensate for
having to keep warm in cold weather.
3) Adopt a primarily vegetarian diet, supplemented with the life prolonging
Professor Yun was a renowned Chinese scholar and herbalist. He spent the
first 100 years studying and gathering wild herbs. He spent the latter part
of his life lecturing and educating people about herbs and longevity. At the
age of 250 years, he lectured before several thousand university students
for many hours on the art of living long. The herb he recommended highly for
health and longevity was ginseng. Every day for 200 years he drank ginseng
tea four times a day.
In the east, top-grade ginseng root is considered more valuable than gold or
diamonds. Wild ginseng, particularly that from Korea, is considered the
best, but is extremely expensive. Each root could cost $5,000 to $10,000
because it is very rare to find wild ginseng from Korea.
Korean ginseng is considered to be the best in the world. It contains 24
different varieties of ginsenosides. American ginseng provides a higher
total percentage of ginsenosides but only contains half the different
varieties. American ginseng is considered by the Chinese to be less
stimulating and warming than the Korean ginseng. Siberian ginseng is
considered inferior ginseng, costing one tenth the price of Korean ginseng.
Many ginsengs sold in America are of low grade quality. Even products that
are labeled Korean ginseng are usually mixed with cheap Siberian ginseng.
Most Korean ginseng found in local health food stores are not the pure,
genuine, high quality ginsengs grown in Korea.