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The root is the part you want. White flowers, red fruit, 4-5 leaves. The most famous adaptogen of all herbs. Taking it for several months to a year is far more effective than short term doses. Used for cardiovascular disorders like heart attack, heart disease, lowers high blood pressure. Inhibits growth of liver cancer cells, helps amino acids become protein. Good for anyone drinking alcohol with a damaged stomach lining, because it has polysaccharides that protect against alcohol induced gastric ulcers. Hormone balancer and aphrodisiac for both men and women. Only herb to clinically test as a plant source of testosterone. Increases sperm count. Like viagra, ginseng enhances nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which regulates muscle tone of blood vessels that control flow to the penis, leading to stronger erection for impotent men, and cardiovascular performance for sports and bodybuilding. Supports adrenal and prostate functions. Leaves can be used also, but root is most powerful. Taking too much over time can lead to overstimulation. Do not take if pregnant or high blood pressure. Women One of the top herbs for stress. Helps normalize hormones, especially those that guard against breast cancer, endometriosis and hormone-driven problems. It exerts an estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa, to prevent thinning of vaginal walls after menopause, and the associated discomfort during intercourse. It’s an aphrodisiac, helps cardiovascular system, has an insulin-like effect for sugar removal, anti-aging, wrinkles, stimulates killer cell activity, good for viruses, HIV, helps detox radiation, heavy metals, pollution, good for depression, insomnia, mental clarity, memory, alertness, learning ability, Alzheimer’s. Needs to be taken long term for noticeable effects.
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"Panax Etec has the country's best R and D capability in terms of producing electrolytes, which is used for medium- or large-size rechargeable batteries, thus has an independence from Japanese technologies," said Lee Si-joon, president of Dongwha Enterprise's chemical business.
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According to estimates by the US Ginseng Growers Association, the global annual production of both panax plants amounts to at least 6,000 tonnes of dry root material, of which 500 comes from the US; 2,000 from Canada; and over 3,000 from China, the biggest producer, with no data available for Japan, Korea and Russia.
By using UPLC-Q-Exactive Orbitrap/MS, a rapid, simple, and reliable method to simultaneously determine eighteen ginsenosides (R1, R2, Rb1, Rb2, Rb3, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg1, Rg2, Rg3, Rh1, Rh2, Ro, F1, F2, and F11) in Panax genus stem-leaf was first developed and validated.
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In addition, it has been indicated that the extract of Panax ginseng inhibits TGF-[beta]1-mediated fibrosis by suppressing the phosphorylation of Smad2 and Smad3 [32].
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ESR study on the structure and hydroxyl radical-scavenging activity relationships of ginsenosides isolate from Panax Ginseng C.
Panax ginseng in randomised controlled trials: A systematic review.
In the present study, we screened and identified 19 SIRT1 activators, such as ginsenoside [Rg.sub.3], ginsenoside [Rb.sub.2], ginsenoside [Rb.sub.3], ginsenoside F1, and ginsenoside Rc from Panax ginseng, ophiopogonin D' from Ophiopogon japonicas, and schisandrin A and schisandrin B from Schisandra chinensis.
Discrimination of Panax ginseng Roots Cultivated in Different Areas in Korea Using HPLC-ELSD and Principal Component Analysis.
Pectic polysaccharides from Panax ginseng as the antirotavirus principals in ginseng.