What is Ginseng?
The Chinese have been using ginseng for over 5000 years. They composed the name ginseng from two words meaning "Man Plant" from its frequent likeness to the human form. It was later given the botanical name Panax derived from Panacea the Greek word for All Healing or Cure All.
Ginseng has been the most highly respected herb since ancient times by both Chinese and Native American herbalists. As discovered by these ancient healers, this herb help to keep the mind and body in balance.
Common Classification of Ginseng
- Panax quinquefolius Ginseng (root)
- Panax ginseng Asian Ginseng (root)
- Red ginseng (Korean ginseng) (root)
- Wild Ginseng
Canadian ginseng which belongs to the Panax quinquefolius, commonly known as American Ginseng, and often by its Chinese name Huaqishen (simplified Chinese花旗参) is an herbaceous perennial in the ivy family that is commonly used in medicine.
Panax quinquefolius ginseng promotes Yin energy and cleans excess Yang from the body leading to a calmer state of being.