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

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


Notoginsengu has traditionally been attributed to cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory effects. Tradition says that the ginseng does not have stimulating effects. The effect of notoginsengu against arthritis has been known since at least the 1960s, and more attention has been devoted to it now. It is mainly used against cardiovascular disease, it also has anticancer effects.

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