Common Name : Panax, Korean ginseng, Asian ginseng, Som (in Thai)
Part Used : Roots
Ginseng is a deciduous perennial herb that reaches a height of 60 to 80 cm, 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 sweetish at first but with a bitter aftertaste .The leaves are dark green colored and oval shaped . The stem is erect and deep red colored and gives small red berries. 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.