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American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.)

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) contains panaxosidy in almost the same total amount as a true ginseng (Panax ginseng) . American ginseng effects are very similar to ginseng right ( Yuan2010cps ). In TCM the American ginseng has found its own place alongside ginseng. TCM considers American ginseng for more jin ( "cooler") than Ginseng (scientifically investigated this study Park2014eck ), but in common practice these two ginseng largely interchangeable. The relevant question is not which of these two ginseng is one and a number two, but what is similar and what is different.

Phytochemical specifics Panax quinquefolius

According christensen2009gcb , panaxosidový profile P. quinquefolius from P. ginseng can be clearly distinguished Ginsenoside Rf and 24 (R) -pseudoginsenosidem F 11 , which concentration in P. ginseng is about 1000 times lower than in P. quinquefolius. Further, according to the scoreboard chen2008cpe for P. quinquefolius are majority ginsenosides Rb 1 and Re , while P. ginseng is protopanaxadiolů of ginsenoside Rb 1-malonyl and protopanaxatriol ginsenoside Rg 1 . P. ginseng has a high ratio of ginsenosides Rg 1 : Rb 1 , whereas in P. quinquefolius ratio Rg 1: Rb 1 low. As with P. ginseng, P. quinquefolius also can vary the total content panaxosidů ( Fournier2003ulr ), but a typical characteristic panaxosidového profile P. quinquefolius is maintained.


American ginseng is less explored than true ginseng, but lately he also devotes much attention as a cheap and effective natural medicine, which the Americans themselves still underestimated.

| 11.1.2013

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