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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 reduce tiredness and fatigue 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 to the everyday demands of a busy lifestyle. 

Traditional Uses

Traditional Uses

Panax ginseng was first recorded in Chinese healthcare over 2000 years ago. It has renowned properties and is often referred to the lord or king of herbs. Known as an adaptogen, Panax ginseng has long been used in Chinese healthcare to help the body adapt to demanding situations.

 

*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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