English Name: Korean ginseng
Latin Name: Panax ginseng
What is Korean ginseng?
Korean ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This herb is native to Asia and is found in Korea and China. It is sometimes referred to as Asian ginseng or Panax ginseng.
This plant contains green leaves and a thick, multi-part root. In fact, the name ginseng, implies that the root is shaped like a man.
Medicinal Uses of Korean ginseng
Korean ginseng is a medicinal plant known to have strong soothing properties. It is also known to help develop the efficiency of the human brain. Korean ginseng has been shown to improve memory and have a calming effect on young adults.
Korean ginseng has ginsenosides; this active ingredient is a special component found only in Korean ginseng. Ginsenoside-Rg2 was found to guard against memory impairment by protecting nerve cells. This finding suggests that these substances could be useful for treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Photos of Korean ginseng
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