Latin Name: Panax Ginseng
Plant Family: Araliaceae
Common Name: Ginseng
Origin & History:
: Ginseng, when translated literally, means the ~root of man~. It was named for its resemblance to the shape of a human body. This herb has been used by the Chinese for over five thousand years, with references to its use in Shen Nung Herbal, which was compiled in the first and second centuries B.C., as an overall body tonic.
Panaxosides (steroidal glycosides)
Panax Ginseng is used for its adaptogenic properties. Panax is derived from the Greek word panacea which translates to ~all healing~. Ginseng is used as a tonic to the entire body due to its reputation for maintaining overall optimal health. Also used as a stimulant for added energy and a sense of well-being.
Side Effects & Cautions:
Occasionally may produce headaches.