Ginseng Asian - Plant
Description for Ginseng Asian
Ginseng is any one of the 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae. Ginseng is found in North America and in eastern Asia (mostly northeast ... Ginseng generally has a good safety profile and the incidence of adverse effects seems to be low.
Ginseng has a taproot that looks a little like the human body, with 2 "arms" and 2 "legs." Wrinkles around the neck of the root tell how old the plant is. Ginseng is not ready to be used as medicine until it has grown for about 6 years.
Asian or Chinese and Korean ginseng are the same plants, but grown in different areas. American ginseng is a relative of the same species, native to North America.
oday, ginseng is sometimes called an "adaptogen," which is a substance that is supposed to help the body better cope with mental or physical stress. Scientists have not found any evidence that adaptogens exist. But ginseng has been studied for several conditions, and it is one of the most popular herbs in the United States.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Panax Ginseng||Red||June or July||12 to 24 in. tall||easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||18 to 20 c||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Ginseng Asian
- Prune plant every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material. Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools. Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
Typical uses of Ginseng Asian
Special features: Asian Ginseng is one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient, where it has gained ... Both terms refer to the medicinal virtues of the plant.
Like American ginseng, Asian ginseng is a gnarled root that looks like a human body with stringy shoots for arms and legs. Long ago, herbalists thought that because of the way ginseng looks it could treat many problems, from fatigue and stress to asthma and cancer. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is often combined with other herbs.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: na
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