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American Ginseng

Family:
Araliaceae
Latin Name:
Panax quinquefolius



Description

6-16 inches high; produces bright red berries with white seeds after green flowers appear in an umbrella-shaped grouping. Thin, single stem with glossy green leaves.




Common Uses

Very similar adaptogenic and stimulant properties to ginseng (panax ginseng). It has also been shown to smooth out the after-meal blood sugar spikes that those with type 2 diabetes experience. WARNING: MAKE SURE YOU USE QUINTISINE-FREE EXTRACTS AS QUINTISINE IS HARMFUL TO HUMANS.




History

Both the Chinese and Tartars wanted the ginseng plants badly enough to kill for them--smuggling the root was punishable by death. It was so popular in America in the late 1800s and early 1900s that laws were passed to regulate when it could be picked to prevent its extinction.




Products Containing this Ingredient

Adrenal Strength Blend, Ginseng Root, American, Tincture, New Dimensions®, Men’s Kit, Multi- Vitamin, Dieters Balance




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