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Ginseng’s Medicinal Properties and Side Effects

Ginseng is an herb made from the roots of the ginseng plant of the Panax genus, a slow-growing perennial shrub that has been used for over 2,000 years in East Asian and Native American cultures as a youth tonic to treat various conditions. The English word ginseng comes from the Chinese word “ren shen” (pronunciation “jîn-sim”), which literally means “man root” because the roots of the plant resemble outstretched human legs. The Latin name for […]