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