American Ginseng: Information
American Ginseng is an herbaceous perennial in the ivy family that is commonly used in herbal medicine. It is native to eastern North America, though it also cultivated beyond its range in places such as China.
Like Chinese ginseng and Korean ginseng, American ginseng contains ginsenosides as the major biologically active constituents.
American Ginseng's Health Benefits
Unlike Asian Ginsengs, American Ginseng is not used for energizing or invigorating properties, but instead is used to aid in recuperation and replenishment of vital resources and energy. It is often used following an illness or long periods of overwork and/or poor sleep. Other uses of American Ginseng include helping to regulate blood sugar and supporting the immune system.
Using American Ginseng
Use American Ginseng supplements according to manufacturer’s directions or your doctor's advice.
Side-effects and cautions: