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Alternative Names

Anchi Ginseng, American Ginseng, Baie Rouge, Canadian Ginseng, Ginseng Root, Ginseng Occidental, Ginseng du Wisconsin, Ginseng de l'Ontario, Ginseng Canadien, Ginseng D'Amérique du Nord, Ginseng d'Amérique, Ginseng Americano, Ginseng Américain, Ginseng, Ginseng à Cinq Folioles, North American Ginseng, Ontario Ginseng, Occidental Ginseng, Panax Quinquefolium, Red Berry, Racine de Ginseng, Ren Shen, Shang, Sang, Shi Yang Seng, Wisconsin Ginseng, Xi Yang Shen CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Canaigre, Ashwagandha, Blue Cohosh, Ginseng Siberian, Codonopsis, Ginseng Himalayen, Ginseng Panax Red

Scientific Name

Panax Quinquefolium

Why Do People Use Ginseng American?

Orally - The oral preparations of Panax quinquefolius (American Ginseng, Ginseng American), such as Ginseng American powder, can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as an adaptogen, stimulant, for diabetes, fever, impotence, hangover symptoms, gastritis, swine flu, for stimulating immune function, neurasthenia, bleeding and blood disorders, vomiting, colitis, insomnia, neuralgia, memory loss, to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and for HIV/AIDS treatment. American ginseng powder is also used orally for improving stress resistance, acute respiratory illness, improving stamina, as a general tonic, preventing the effects of aging, dizziness, atherosclerosis, loss of appetite, diuretic, for anemia, insomnia, rheumatism, headaches complaints, digestive aid, for disorders of during and after pregnancy, fibromyalgia, convulsions. In Food Preparations - American ginseng, is an active ingredient used for the preparation of soft drinks on large scale. Oil and extract of American ginseng are used in cosmetics and soaps products.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Appropriate, oral and short-term (up to 4 weeks) usage of Ginseng American powder is considered safe. Particular extract of American ginseng, named as CVT-E002, has also been used safely for up to 4 months. Likely Safe for Infants - Appropriate, oral and short-term (up to 4 weeks) usage of American Ginseng powder is considered safe for infants. Combination of particular extract of Panax quinquefolius (made from specific products) and ginkgo extract has been considered safe to use for up to 4 weeks in 3 to 17 years old children. Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Oral consumption of Ginseng American is likely unsafe because an active constituent exist in American ginseng, named Ginsenoside Rb1, which has shown to have teratogenic impacts in animals. Avoid in Lactation - Ginseng American must be avoided by breastfeeding women because there is insufficient information to prove the safety of this product in such condition.

How Effective Is Ginseng American?

American Ginseng is likely effective in following conditions: • Diabetes • Respiratory tract infections There is insufficient information to rate the effectiveness for following conditions: • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Breast Cancer

How Ginseng American Works?

The most effective part of Panax quinquefolius is its roots. American ginseng contains triterpene saponins, generally called ginsenosides. The six most plenteous ginsenosides in American ginseng are Rg1, Re Rb1, Rd, Rc and Rb2. Minimum 30 ginsenosides are known to exist in varying concentration in the mixed types of ginseng. American ginseng contains higher dosages of Rg1, Re Rb1, Rd, Rc and Rb2 with respect to different ginsengs, and lesser dosages of Rg1 and Rb2. The individual ginsenosides have been accounted to have opposing impacts. American ginseng also consists of polysaccharides. Nonsaponin peptidoglycan constituents, called quinquefolans, seem to have hypoglycemic potential. For diabetes, ginsenosides and other constituents are considered to lessen levels of postprandial glucose. The impact of different ginsengs on glucose seems to be connected to a limited extent to the mix of ginsenosides. Panax ginseng and different type of ginsengs consist of protopanaxadiol (PPD) ginsenosides, Rc, Rb1, Rb2 and Rd. Further, it contains protopanaxatriol (PPT) ginsenosides, Re, Rg1 and Rf. A higher proportion of PPD ginsenosides to PPT ginsenosides is related with insulin lowering potency and greater blood glucose. As compared to Panax ginseng, American ginseng powder seems to have a higher PPD to PPT ratio. Ginsenosides may enhance memory by affecting acetylcholine levels in the brain. Ginsenosides don't seem to alter the reuptake of acetylcholine in the digestive system. Some clinical studies suggest that ginsenosides may cause an enhancement in sexual drive. Initial studies also propose that saponins found in the leaves and stems of American ginseng can decrease oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. American ginseng root extract appears to decline endothelial narrowing by promoting the release of nitric oxide. Initial experiments on a polysaccharide extract of American ginseng recommend it doesn't influence the hepatic metabolism of different drugs.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Ginseng American?

American ginseng powder can cause mastalgia, insomnia, tachycardia, vaginal bleeding, cerebral arteritis, mania, cholestatic hepatitis (related with a multi-ingredient product, like panax-ginseng and Prostata), edema, rose spots, pruritus, palpitations, hypotension, amenorrhea, hyperpyrexia, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, vertigo, headache, decreased appetite, neonatal death and euphoria. There are reports of ginseng abuse syndrome, which consist of nervousness, hypertension, increased libido and insomnia.

How Ginseng American Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no report of interaction between Ginseng American powder and various supplements & herbs.

How Ginseng American Interacts With Drugs?

Following are some drugs which may interact with Panax quinquefolius: • Antidiabetes Drugs • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (Maois) • Warfarin (Coumadin)

How Ginseng American Interacts With Foods?

There are no reports of interaction of Ginseng American powder and different food items.

How Ginseng American Interacts With Lab Tests?

American Ginseng powder may alter the results of following lab tests: • Blood Glucose • Prothrombin Time (PT)

How Ginseng American Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Panax quinquefolius may show exacerbated side effects when used in following conditions: • Diabetes • Hormone Sensitive Conditionsinsomnia or Cancers • Schizophrenia • Surgery

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Ginseng American?

ORAL • For lowering the level of postprandial glucose in type 2 diabetic patients, dosage should be 3 to 9 grams used 2 hours before every meal. • For the treatment of upper respiratory tract disorders, for example influenza or common cold, particular extract of American ginseng named as CVT-E002 has been used in a dose of 200 mg, twice every day for 3-4 months. • Infants who are suffering from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), should use particular combination product made by 200 mg extract of American ginseng, 50 mg extract of ginkgo twice every day for consecutively four weeks. • To enhance the athletic performance, 1600 mg of American Ginseng should be utilized for maximum 4 weeks.


Do not mix Panax quinquefolius with Eleutherococcus senticosus. Wild American ginseng has been declared endangered or threatened species in some states because it is broadly used in those states.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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