American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is a major tonic herb. It is not exactly the same herb as Asian Panax Ginseng. Though it is used in much the same way and with many of the same attributes and goals in mind, American Ginseng is also somewhat different in its actions from the Asian varieties. Like Panax Ginseng, American Ginseng is an adaptogen and a Qi tonic. It thus provides energy, adaptability and heightened alertness, but it is NOT a stimulant. It is especially appreciated for its endurance increasing capacity. In contrast to Asian Ginseng which is generally warm in nature, American Ginseng is a Yin tonic and is cool in nature. The cultivated American Ginseng roots used to make our American Ginseng Drops is cultivated and is very high quality.
In China American” Ginseng is highly regarded for its ability to promote the healthy secretion of body fluids. American Ginseng is useful for people who are hot but wish to take Ginseng. In other words, people who tend to have lots of energy, high metabolisms, are aggressive, have ruddy complexions, etc. can take American Ginseng without overheating. In fact, taking American Ginseng will help to balance out heat and dryness in the lungs and stomach. American Ginseng is said to moisten and cool the lungs.
American Ginseng is also extremely popular among people who live in warmer climates. Since it is a cooling herb which replenishes fluids, it is especially beneficial during hot weather. American Ginseng is more widely used in southern China than Chinese Ginseng. However, in the north where the winters are cold, Chinese Ginseng is still favored. Many people now prefer a blend of American and Asian Ginsengs, with a shift in balance as the seasons turn, utilizing more American Ginseng in the warm months and more Asian Ginseng in the cold months.
This concentrated extract of high grade cultivated American Ginseng roots provides all the benefits associated with this great tonic herb.*