The herb’s botanical name, panax is derived from the Greek word for “panacea” meaning ‘all healing.’ The species name, ginseng, is Chinese for “man plant,” attributed to the shape of the root that resembles a man’s anatomy. Ginseng is stimulating for physical activities; can be used as an aphrodisiac, and is known for its soothing effects on the prostate. In women, ginseng is known to produce testosterone, therefore its use is not recommended over long periods. Many herbalists suggest that women use the panax variety for no more than 6 weeks at a time, with a 6-month break in-between. Ginseng is good for the digestive system, aids in the recovery of certain illnesses and is combined with other tonics for building strength. It supports adrenal function, reduces stress and regulates blood sugar. All varieties of panax ginseng endow one with more energy, help improve brain function and build up cells throughout the body.
Ginseng (American) Root (Panax schinseng)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Ginseng American Root can provide relief for: • Age Spots • Anemia • Appetite (stimulates) • Asthma • Blood Pressure • Depression/Stress • Diabetes • Endurance (increases) • Fatigue (chronic) • Fevers (chronic) • Hormonal Imbalance • Longevity & Vitality • Sexual Stimulant