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Health Information

Ginseng American

(Panax quinquefolius)

Description

If the Asian ginseng is too potent for you, then American ginseng may suit you better as it is milder. 

It is believed that American ginseng may lessen the pain of childbirth and give more energy to the elderly. The active ingredients of American ginseng are thought to calm the stomach and the brain and act as a mild stimulant to vital organs. 

Both American and Asian ginseng are recommended as beneficial treatments for the elderly. 

How It May Benefit You

    • depression

    • fatigue

    • stress

    • colds

    • influenza

    • respiratory problems

    • inflammations

    • improved immune functioning 

Caution

Headaches, insomnia, anxiety, breast soreness, or skin rashes may develop.

If you experience asthma attacks, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, or postmenopausal uterine bleeding stop taking ginseng and call your doctor.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability

Ginseng is available as fresh or dried root, root powder, capsules, tablets, prepared tea, freeze-dried root.