Scientific Name:Panax quinquefolius
Common Names:Ginseng, xi yang shen
Habitat:American Ginseng grows in the eastern part of North America and Canada.
American ginseng is an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a substance which is good for the body in general and protects against stress of all types. This type of ginseng has been used to strengthen the immune system, increase strength and stamina, treat digestive disorders, treat diabetes, treat ADHD and as a general tonic for wellness. Many people believe that the best American ginseng comes from the state of Wisconsin in the U.S. American ginseng is considered a cooling ginseng, where Korean ginseng has a more warming effect on the body.
CAUTION:American Ginseng should not be taken by people with high blood pressure or by women who are pregnant.