Ginseng is a shrub with a very large root system. It contains two groups of glycosides-paraquat and panaxin€”which help the body correct itself. Though it is not known to cure any specific diseases and many western scientists still attribute its effectiveness to power of suggestion, it is considered one of the complete food supplements for overall well being.
Considered a yang (male) plant, ginseng is said to have aphrodisiac properties. The root has been processed into a variety of palatable forms such as capsules and tea.
Research on ginseng by scientists has shown that it also acts as a stress reliever. As a result, ginseng is being promoted as an adaptogen€”an agent that increases overall resistance to the adverse effects of stress. A traditional herb used to promote vitality