Though the term "red Ginseng" may give the impression that it is a stand alone species in the Panax ginseng (Korean or Asian ginseng) family, the truth is the the name is derived from the appearance of the root after undergoing a specialized preservation method. Like most Asian Ginseng, the red variant comes from Ginseng root that is grown, harvested and processed primarily in South Korea and China.
The plant itself has bright green rounded leaves and produces greenish-yellow flowers that ripen into two or three small round red berries. Panax Ginseng, which translated from the Greek word panacea means "cure all" has been used in Asian cultures as a medicine and aphrodisiac for over 5000 years but has become a modern miracle to Western civilization.
Korean red ginseng is widely regarded as the single most effective variety of red ginseng, and for good reason; No other form of red ginseng can match Korean red ginseng with its plethora of vitamins, virtual cornucopia of essential oils, wealth of vital minerals, as well as its multitude of essential enzymes and superabundance of amino acids that every healthy body needs for optimal performance. While all of those benefits might seem intangible or even nebulous at first glance, the results of regular usage are indeed noteworthy: improved metabolism, greater stamina, prolonged endurance, increased mental clarity, as well as decidedly positive sexual side effects.