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.
American ginseng may cause asthmatiform episodes, arrhythmias, palpitations, hypertension and postmenopausal bleeding.


(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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Panax quinquefolius, also called North American ginseng (NAG) or American ginseng, has previously been shown to prevent chronic diabetic complications.
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Cerex(TM) is a ginsenosides-based dietary supplement formulated to include a standardized powdered extract of North American-sourced Panax quinquefolius root, commonly referred to as American ginseng.
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.
With reference to the study on Panax quinquefolius in diabetes, which is most true?