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Ginseng notoginseng ( Panax notoginseng (Burkill) FH Chen ex CY Wu & KM Feng)

Notoginseng is well known in the TCM. His taxonomy was unclear before the onset of molecular methods. Today it is known ( Wen1996pbp ) that it is a species distinct from Panax pseudoginseng Wall. Although some sources still refer to it as Panax pseudoginseng var. Notoginseng . Taxonomy of the ginseng genus (Panax) can be found here.


Notoginsengu has traditionally been attributed to cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory effects. Tradition says the stimulant effects of this ginseng do not. The effect of notoginsengu against arthritis has been known since at least the 1960s, more attention has been paid to it now. It is mainly used against diseases of the cardiovascular system, it also has anti-cancer effects.

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