Common Name : Panax, Korean ginseng, Asian ginseng, Som (in Thai)
Part Used : Roots
Ginseng is a deciduous perennial herb with typical light colored fleshy root, the root is long and slender and sometimes resembles the shape
of the human body. The taste of ginseng root is sweet at first but with a bitter aftertaste. The leaves are dark green colored and oval shaped. The main active ingredients of ginseng are ginsenosides. These steroid-like phytochemicals have adaptogenic properties, used for diabetes, migraine, infections, radiation and chemotherapy protection, to aid in sleep, and to stimulate the appetite.