Simple Herbal Extracts | American Ginseng


American Ginseng

Botanical Name

Panax quinquefolius

Part Used




Traditional Information*

An excellent adaptogen indicated in cases of stress, nervous exhaustion and nervous dyspepsia. Ginseng will help normalize the nervous system, pancreas, adrenals, and immune system. It is also indicated for impaired immune function leading to chronic colds and bronchitis, tiredness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ginseng is considered the most powerful tonic medicine by the Cherokee people. In Chinese medicine it is also extensively used as a tonic remedy to strengthen the Chinese spleen and lung Qi. Less stimulating than Chinese Ginseng, this root is appropriate for daily use by both sexes, including younger people in their 20's - 40's.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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