Ginseng (American)

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American Ginseng has been traditionally used by the American Indians as a general tonic, as a natural restorative for the weak and wounded and to help the mind American Ginseng is now used as a natural preventative and restorative remedy, and is valued for its adaptagenic properties.

American Ginseng is more sedative and relaxing, and increases “yin” energy, in contrast to Korean Ginseng (Panax) which is more stimulating and increases the “yang” energy.

The main active ingredients of Ginseng (American and Korean) are the more than 20 saponin triterpenoid glycosides called “ginsenosides”. Another major difference between American and Korean Ginseng is that the American Ginseng is rich in the Rb1 group of ginsenosides, which have a more sedative and metabolic effect on the central nervous system. Korean Ginseng is higher in the Rg1 group of ginsenosides, which are more arousing and stimulating.

American Ginseng (Rb1 ginsenosides) also increases stamina, learning ability, and has been used for stress, fatigue characterized by insomnia, poor appetite, nervousness and restlessness.

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