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In Focus: Ginseng

English common name:

Ginseng

Accepted scientific name:

Panax ginseng C. A. Mey.

Overview:

Ginseng refers to several plant species of the genus Panax in the family Araliaceae, most often Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. (Asian ginseng) and Panax quinquefolius L. (American ginseng).

Ginseng root has a long history used as a tonic and anti-aging material in traditional medicines and culinary dishes. In classical herbalism, ginseng is included in preparations that aim to support and increase physical, mental and emotional energy to strengthen health and resilience, enhance cognition, increase stress and anxiety tolerance, and improve mood. Ginseng is also included in preparations attempting to promote recovery from illness or injury.

In Tok Wellness products, Ginseng root (Panax ginseng C. A. Mey.) is combined with Astragalus root and other ingredients to produce healthful energy supplementation.

NOTE: An overdose of ginseng may produce side effects such as headache, nausea, anxiousness, or insomnia. Women should be cautious using ginseng and supplements containing ginseng during pregnancy. Ginseng should not be used concurrently with certain prescription medications. Consult your health professional before using supplements containing ginseng.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This blog does not replace professional health advice.


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