PANAX GINSENG

PANAX GINSENG

FAMILY :: ARALIACEAE
REN-SHEN, ASIAN GINSENG: Panax means “cure-all” and gingseng means “essence of the earth in the form of man.” Widely considered to be a superior adaptagen and multi-purpose tonic and aphrodisiac. Difficult to grow in thr tropics because it requires cold weather to complete its cycle.

PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM

PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM

FAMILY :: ARALIACEAE
XI-YANG-SHEN, AMERICAN GINSENG: Native to the cool, humus-rich woods of Canada and the Northern USA, this ginseng is widely used as a tonic and adaptagen. Its uses are somewhat different than Asian ginseng, being considered more cooling and more appropriately used by the elderly and those living in the tropics. Prefers rich, moist, acid, hardwood forest soil and about 90% shade. Dislikes heat and clay and sandy soils. The root is normally harvested after 5 or 6 years growth.