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American ginseng

Definition of the noun american ginseng

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  1. North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Panax quinquefolius
    • synonym of American ginseng: sang
    • more generic terms: herb / herbaceous plant = a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties
    • part: ginseng = aromatic root of ginseng plants
    • member of: genus Panax / Panax = perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng

Alternative definition of the noun american ginseng


  1. Panax quinquefolius, source of an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic.


"American ginseng" is a book by George Valentine Nash.

  • also known as "American ginseng: its commercial history, protection and cultivation"

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

American ginseng is considered a less potent treatment in comparison to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research (2009)

Intraditional Chinese medicine, Asianginseng isusedfor shock, syncope, shortnessof breath, andweak pulse; American ginseng isused formild depression , chronic stress, age related memory loss, and cloudy thinking. Native Americanshave ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

Used in soft drinks; those manufactured in America are mostly made from American ginseng, while those manufactured overseas are from Asian ginseng, although type ofginsengisnot always labeled. Dietary Supplements/Health Foods .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

American ginseng is native to eastern North America, from Ontario to Wisconsin. Although ginseng is a slow-growing plant, it is still extremely useful for so many different types of ailments and is also nutritious. Ginseng is a deciduous perennial ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Panax quinquefolium (American ginseng, five fingers, fiveleafed ginseng, redberry), Panax schin-seng (Asiatic ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Wonder-ofthe-world), Panax trifolius(dwarf ginseng), ren shen, Withania ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

INTRODUCTION American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.), indigenous to North America, is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in the world. While Asian ginseng (P. ginseng C.A. Meyer) has been used for thousands of years in China ...

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

by Sarah Brewer

The closely related American ginseng (P. quinquefolium from the woodlands of east ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

American ginseng or Panax quinquefolius is produced in the United States and Canada and is prized in Chinese societies. Ginseng is considered to be an adaptogen, adapting its effect to whatever is needed by the body. The name comes ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). Other herbs are called ginseng, such as Siberian ginseng, but they do not contain the active ingredient of ginsenosides .

Google previewDictionary of Natural Healing (1998)

by Deborah R. Mitchell

Jesuit missionaries to Canada in 1704 returned to Paris with samples of American ginseng, and soon interest was stirred on both sides of the Atlantic. American colonists soon lost interest, however, although some Native American tribes used ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heart Diseases (2005)

by M. Gabriel Khan

American ginseng (P. quinquefolius), and Japanese ginseng (P. japanicus). Another species is Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), which is the root of an unrelated species and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

ginseng Also American ginseng, manroot, flower of life, fountain of youth root. An herb, Panax ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of China (2013)

History and Culture by Dorothy Perkins

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) roots have been exportedto China since the 18th century. Theywere shippedthrough Franceor England until John Jacob Astor sent the first direct shipment in1782. Ginseng became so over harvested ...

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