What is ginseng and what is it used for?

Many people have heard of Ginseng, but fewer can tell you exactly what it is. Ginseng is a plant that is a member of the genus Panax. Ginseng is a tuber and it's root has been used for centuries in natural medicine across the world. Its root is shaped like a human, and the word “ginseng” is actually derived from the Chinese term “jen-shen,” which means “in the image of a man”.

Ginseng is found in two varieties,  American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng).[6] The difference between these two types is the concentration of their main active ingredient, ginsenoside.

Regular ginseng use offers multiple potential benefits, but according to this article from 'Well Me', the top health benefits include:

  • increased mental accuity
  • heightened energy
  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • strengthened immune system

American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)Ginseng is used by many herbalists and health enthusiasts who believe in its energy-boosting properties. Many also believe ginseng helps maintain mental alertness and physical stamina. Those people are also turning to ginseng today as a proven remedy to help combat the exhaustion felt from modern life. 

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