American ginseng ( Panax quinquefolius ) contains panaxosides in almost the same total quantity as ginseng ( Panax ginseng ) . The effects of American ginseng are very similar to ginseng right ( Yuan2010cps ). At TČM, the American ginseng found its own place alongside the ginseng right. The TCM considers American ginseng as "more cold" than ginseng genuine (the study was Park2014eck scientifically ), but in common practice, these two are geminiated to a large extent interchangeable. The relevant question is not which of these two ginsengs is the one and which two, but what they are similar to and what's different.
Phytochemical specificity of American ginseng
According to Christensen2009gcb , the panaxoside profile of P. quinquefolius can be clearly distinguished from P. ginseng by ginsenoside Rf and 24 (R) -pseudoginsenoside F11 , which is about 1000 × lower in P. ginseng than P. quinquefolius . Furthermore, according to the Chen2008cpe comparison , in P. quinquefolius , the major ginsenosides are Rb 1 and Re , while in P. ginseng it is from the protopanaxiols ginsenoside malonyl-Rb 1 and the protopanaxatriols ginsenoside Rg 1 . P. ginseng has a high ratio of ginsenosides Rg 1 : Rb 1 , whereas for P. quinquefolius the ratio Rg 1 : Rb 1 is low. As with P. ginseng , in P. quinquefolius , the total panaxoside content can fluctuate ( Fournier2003ulr ), but the typical characteristic of panaxoside profile of P. quinquefolius is retained.
Effects of American ginseng
American ginseng is less well-researched than ginseng , but he has recently also paid much attention to it as a cheap and effective natural remedy that Americans themselves still underestimate.
- The immunomodulatory effects of its polysaccharides and proteoglycans ( Assinewe2002epp , Wilson2013uai , Azike2015ssi ) have been well explored,
- The anti-cancer effects of ginseng are not less than those of the ginseng ( Qi2010agp , Wang2007rag ), especially colon and rectum ( Zhang2015tpi , Xie2015mpr , King2010rci , Luo2008cge ), leukemia ( Miller2011ena , Kitts2007cmg ), breast cancer ( Wang2008ceh , Duda1999agb , King2007agp ) stomach cancer ( Park2014sae ).
- Effective against fatigue in cancer patients ( Barton2010psp , Barton2013wgp ).
- Protective effect on the liver ( Xu2017sgl ).