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Related to Panax: Panax quinquefolius
Panax(pa'naks?) [L. panax, fr Gr. panax, fr panakes, all-healing]
A genus of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, native to the cooler climates of Korea, northern China, and eastern Siberia, certain species of which are used in alternative medicine. See: ginseng
The variety of ginseng used most often in herbal remedies. Synonym: Asian ginseng; Chinese ginseng; Korean ginseng
Panax japonicusSee: Japanese ginseng
A species native to China and Japan, used in Chinese medicine to treat blood deficiencies and as a hemostatic.Synonym: Panax pseudoginseng
Panax pseudoginsengPanax notoginseng.
Panax quinquefoliusSee: American ginseng
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