Panax Ginseng from which Asian Ginseng Tincture is extracted is the dried root of one of several species of the Araliaceae family of herbs. The most common type of ginseng is Asian ginseng, often called Panax, Chinese, or Korean ginseng – but most frequently referred to as Panax Ginseng – not to be confused with Siberian Ginseng which is Eleutherococcus Root.
Korean Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) is a knobby, light tan root. Occasionally the center part of the root is said to resemble the human body because the string like shoots that stem off from the root look like arms and legs.
The ginseng plant is more commonly identified by its leaves that form a circular pattern growing around its straight stem. Yellowish-green flowers bloom in the center of the plant and produce red berries from their umbrella-like blossoms. Since ginseng root is only ready for use once it is about 4 to 6 years old it is important to know that the age of the plant can be identified by counting the number of wrinkles around the plant’s neck.
Ginseng has a kind of “cure all” reputation inasmuch as it is a tonic and a promoter of good health.
Asian Ginseng Tincture Constituents:-
Panax ginseng contains compounds known as adaptogens. The main chemical ingredients in panax ginseng are the ginsenosides (Rg1 as marker); glycans (panaxans); polysaccharide fraction DPG-3-2; peptides; maltol; and volatile oil.