Panax quinquefolius


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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
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Recovery of populations of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) following harvest.
Herbalists often prescribe American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) as a folk remedy for diabetes.
Poaching is a salient fact of life for ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), the emblematic plant of the eastern woodlands, and the living embodiment of an ancient tradition entering a new millennium.
Other medicinal herbs being studied at the SCPFRC include ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), Stevia (Stevia rebandiana), Evening Primrose (Qenothera biennis), Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), St.
A perennial in the buttercup family, goldenseal is second only to ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in commercial importance to the North American medicinal plant trade.
Sun et al., "Transcript profiles of Panax quinquefolius from flower, leaf and root bring new insights into genes related to ginsenosides biosynthesis and transcriptional regulation," Physiologia Plantarum, vol.
Well-known examples of frequently wildcrafted herbs include American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.), black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) and osha (Ligusticum porteri J.M.
North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) prevents hyperglycemia and associated pancreatic abnormalities in diabetes.
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Friedman profiles several adaptogenic herbs including Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Licorice, (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Golden Root (Rhodiola rosea), North American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) in this text.
Nearly 300 years ago, the first descriptions of Asian Panax ginseng reached the West from China, and shortly thereafter another member of this genus, Panax quinquefolius, was identified in Canada.
* Extracts of the root of Panax quinquefolius have demonstrated various immunomodulatory effects.