What is American ginseng?

Category: Supplements


American Ginseng's forked root and leaves were traditionally used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans. The active ingredients are ginsenosides. These substances show definite activity in the nervous systems of animals, with both stimulatory and inhibitory effects.

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1 - 6 months 1
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2 - 5 years 1
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