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Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)

Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer G115®* is an important herb with many reported health benefits including: helping to combat daily fatigue and exhaustion and supporting energy metabolism, physical performance and the immune system.1

The Plant

The Plant

Ginseng species belong to the family of the Araliaceae and are native to East Asia. Five to seven years of growth are required to bring the plant from seed to useful harvest.

Panax ginseng is native to the mountain forests in north-eastern China, Korea and far eastern regions of Russia stretching between Lake Baikal in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. It is a slow growing perennial plant, and the roots, from which supplements are derived, are usually harvested when the plant is 5-6 years old. The stem is branched and carries whorled leaves and the flowering part bears inconspicuous flowers which develop into red berries.

Ginsenosides are the major constituents in ginseng. The first such constituent was identified in 1854 and more than 70 have now been identified.

FACT: Adaptogens are natural substances that work with a person's body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. Adaptogens are a natural ally in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue because they work with regulating important hormones

Traditional Uses

Traditional Uses

Panax ginseng was first recorded in Chinese medicine over 2000 years ago. It is renowned as a tonic and restorative herb and is often referred to as the lord or king of herbs. Known as an adaptogen2. Panax ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to increase resistance to physical, chemical, and biological stress. 

 

*G115® is a trademark of Pharmaton registered in Switzerland and used under license

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29624410

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27930975

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