Cactus Botanics
Issue 9 . 2013
American Ginseng: The Essence of the Earth
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American ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius Linn) is an herbaceous perennial plant in the ivy family, commonly used in traditional and modern Chinese herbal medicine.

Although this plant is native to eastern North America, it is also abundantly cultivated in China, where it is often called huaqishen or xiyangshen.

Ginseng means "essence of the earth in the form of a man." In fact, the root does resemble a human body.

American ginseng has a gnarly, tan-colored root which is the part of the plant most used. American ginseng is of the species panax which means "all illness." American ginseng has been used to cure illnesses of all kinds for thousands of years.

What are its main active ingredients?

American ginseng contains dammarane-type ginsenosides, or saponins, as the major biologically active constituents. Dammarane-type ginsenosides include two classifications: 20(S)-protopanaxadiol (PPD) and 20(S)-protopanaxatriol (PPT). American ginseng contains high levels of Rb1, Rd (PPD classification), and Re (PPT classification) ginsenosides—higher than that of Panax ginseng in one study.

What are the applications for American Ginseng?

Central nervous system support;helps promote healthy nerve function.

Can act as a sedative and anti-pyretic.
Supports healthy cardiovascular struc-ture and function

Can act as a sedative and anti-pyretic.

Supports healthy blood consistency and circulation.

Supports healthy immune system function.

Supports healthy endocrine system function.

How to purchase American Ginseng?

Cactus Botanics has abundant American Ginseng Powder Extract raw material both in our China and USA warehouses. Specifications: Ginsenosides 10%, tested by HPLC.

Depending on your special requirements, Cactus Botanics, as a senior supplier in the raw materials market, may provide tailored formulations to meet your needs. Please email us for more information:

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