About Ginseng American
American ginseng is a herbaceous perennial plant in the ivy family, commonly used as Chinese or herbal medicine. An extract is sold as Cold-fX. It is native to eastern North America, though it is also cultivated in places such as China.
The plant grows 6" to 18" tall, usually bearing three leaves, each with three to five leaflets, 2" to 5" long.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Panax quinquefolius|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.75 to 1.50 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Yellowish-green to greenish-white|
|Bloom Time ||June to July|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careOnce the plants have matured, they will produce a cluster of red berries with the seed in the center. Pick these in the fall if you want to harvest the seeds for planting or selling. Keep in mind they will need to be stratified as described under Preparing the Seeds.
Ginseng American care
Understand the wild-simulated ginseng growing method. This method mimics the plant s natural environment. While ginseng grown this way typically takes eight years to mature, the end result is much more valuable than field-cultivated ginseng due to its color and shape. You may attempt to alter this process by using artificial shade or tilling the soil, but then you will be growing woods-grown ginseng, which may grow into a different, less valuable shape.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Ginseng American special feature
An interesting and increasingly rare native plant for shade areas. Best in herb gardens, native plant gardens, woodland gardens or shade gardens. Generally not grown in borders due to lack of sufficient ornamental interest.
Ginseng American uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- American ginseng is also used for low iron in the blood (anemia), diabetes, insulin resistance related to HIV treatments, cancer-related fatigue, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping (insomnia), nerve pain, erectile dysfunction (ED), fever, hangover symptoms, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), blood and bleeding disorders, breast cancer, dizziness, headaches, convulsions, fibromyalgia, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), memory loss
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Ginseng American ?
Ginseng American is commonly known as Panax quinquefolius
How tall do Ginseng American grow?
On average Ginseng American grows 0.75 to 1.50 feet
What color are Ginseng American ?
A Ginseng American plant bears flowers of color Yellowish-green to greenish-white
When Ginseng American blooms?
With enough light, Ginseng American may produce Yellowish-green to greenish-white flowers in June to July
How hard is Ginseng American to grow?
A Ginseng American is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Ginseng American need?
A Ginseng American prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Ginseng American need?
A Ginseng American prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Ginseng American need?
A Ginseng American prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Ginseng American like?
A Ginseng American prefers 50F.
How often should I fertilize my Ginseng American ?
To encourage Ginseng American growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 28 October 2019
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