Notoginseng (San Qi Panax): What Is It, How to Take & Potential Benefits?

Notoginseng (San Qi Panax): What Is It, How to Take & Potential Benefits?

Notoginseng (三七胶囊) commonly referred to as San Qi Panax, is a traditional herb typically used across the Eastern world as a medicine, although its popularity is growing worldwide for its potential to assist with certain functions.

Here's an overview of this herb and how best to take this for your health and wellbeing goals... 

What is Notoginseng?

This herb derives from a plant species called genus Panax, whereby the leaves, fruit and flowers are used to make natural medicine. 

There are a few forms of ginseng, such as American ginseng which often can lead to some confusion - so this herb is commonly referred to as 'San Qi' to be easily identifiable. 

What are the potential benefits?

As we alluded to earlier, regularly consuming this herb may potentially assist with the following:

  • Prevent brain damage
  • Provide effective pain relief
  • Promote healing of cuts/wounds
  • Helps to treat reproductive disorders
  • Treat a range of cardiovascular diseases (dizziness, headaches, rapid heart rate etc)

In addition, this herbal supplement is suitable for vegans and is gluten & cruelty-free.  

How do I take Notoginseng?

There are a few different ways to take Notoginseng, through dried & sliced form, raw form or supplementation.  

For supplementation, we recommend consulting a Chinese medical practitioner prior to taking this herb, as they will be able to provide a tailored daily dosage for your personal health needs.

With 60 capsules in each bottle, the most common daily dosage for individuals is 2 tablets per day to assist health and wellbeing.

Many of the Vita team usually take one with breakfast, and the other just before bed as a good routine. One bottle is one month's supply. 

How Concentrated Are These Herbs?

Each capsule contains 500mg of herb. These concentrated herbal supplements have been standardised to a concentration ration of 7:1, up to 200% stronger than other brands on the market.

The herbs used in Notoginseng are never sulphur treated and they are grown according to ancient principles at the original source.

These are typically safe to consume when pregnant, but we would always advise checking with your Chinese medical practitioner to confirm your appropriate dosage. 

When Should I Start To See Results?

The best advice we can give is that consistency is key to achieving results. With regular supplementation of Notoginseng, you should start to see and feel a difference within 3 months.

This time frame may differ between individuals who have been advised to consume a smaller daily dosage by their Chinese medical practitioner. 

Are There Any Similar Herbal Supplements?

For those who are looking for an alternative natural supplement, which contain similar authentic Eastern herbs, here are our top 3 recommended remedies to kickstart your journey...

Horny Goat Weed (Yin Yang Huo/淫羊藿胶囊)

Red Sage (Dan Shen/丹参胶囊)

Jujube Seeds (Suan Zao Ren/酸枣仁胶囊)


Now that you're an expert in the Notoginseng field, we know what you've got planned on tonight's agenda!

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