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Panax quinquefolius

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 anaemia, asthma, common cold, depression, fatigue, flu, low back pain, stress and other conditions; like Oriental ginseng, American ginseng is said to be an aphrodisiac.
 
Toxicity
American ginseng may cause asthmatiform episodes, arrhythmias, palpitations, hypertension and postmenopausal bleeding.

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

Panax ginseng

The variety of ginseng used most often in herbal remedies. Synonym: Asian ginseng; Chinese ginseng; Korean ginseng

Panax japonicus

See: Japanese ginseng

Panax notoginseng

A species native to China and Japan, used in Chinese medicine to treat blood deficiencies and as a hemostatic.
Synonym: Panax pseudoginseng

Panax pseudoginseng

Panax notoginseng.

Panax quinquefolius

See: American ginseng

Panax quinquefolius,

n American ginseng. See ginseng.
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Involvement of monoamines and proinflammatory cytokines in mediating the anti-stress effects of Panax quinquefolium.
The stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium were purchased from Jilin Zuojia Research Institute (Zuojia, China).
Preparation of the crude saponins of stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium
The stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium were obtained from Jilin Zuojia Research Institute (Zuojia, China).
Chemical structure of 8 saponins in the crude saponins of stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium.
As shown in Table 2, the crude saponins from stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium inhibited pancreatic lipase activity.
Effects of the crude saponins from stems and leaves of Panax quinquefolium on plasma triacylglycerol levels after oral administration of lipid emulsion in rat