American ginseng


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American ginseng

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb, the root of which has been used by Native Americans, Chinese and Indians as a general and immune tonic, and a cure-all for aenemia, asthma, common cold, depression, fatigue, flu, low back pain, stress and other conditions; like Oriental ginseng, it is said to be an aphrodisiac.
 
Toxicity
American ginseng may cause asthmatiform episodes, arrhythmias, palpitations, hypertension and postmenopausal bleeding.

American ginseng

A species of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) used in alternative medicine as an adaptogen, aphrodisiac, stimulant, for the treatment of type II diabetes and for sexual dysfunction in men,
See also: ginseng
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After great debates in the European scientific circles, the descriptions presented by Jartoux and Lafiteau were accepted and both plants were given the genus name "panax," from panacea or "cure-all." Thus, North American ginseng started its career as a major colonial trade commodity and was diligently collected in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Wang, "Discrimination of American ginseng and Asian ginseng using electronic nose and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry coupled with chemometrics," Journal of Ginseng Research, vol.
New York's ginseng regulations have two main goals: the creation of a ginseng exportation program and the conservation of American ginseng in the wild.
(7,8) The double-blind RCT reported on here looked at whether American ginseng might be effective in relieving cancer-related fatigue.
Panax quinquefolius, also called North American ginseng (NAG) or American ginseng, has previously been shown to prevent chronic diabetic complications.
This study clearly lends support to the use of American ginseng to address cancer-related fatigue, especially in light of a lack of conventional pharmacologic agents to address this common situation.
Liet al., "American ginseng inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation via suppressing Jak/Stat pathway," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Now, a group of scientists has formulated low-lactose functional milk that maintained beneficial levels of American ginseng after processing.
American ginseng is one of the most commonly used herbal medicines in the world.
The main active constituents are similar to those in Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), being the saponins ginsenosides and notoginsenosides.
AMSTERDAM - American ginseng significantly improved working-memory performance in a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of healthy young adults presented at the congress.

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