Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root Extract)

Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root Extract)

Ginseng is an excellent tonic, though it cannot be claimed to cure any specific ailment. Ginseng is used as a general tonic to treat tiredness, overexertion, neurasthenia, hypotension, general and nervous weakness, particularly in old age; mild depression.

Panax is derived from the Greek word panakos, “a panacea,” in reference to the miraculous virtues ascribed to it by the Chinese who consider it a Sovereign remedy in almost all diseases. It was formerly supposed to be confined to Chinese Tartary, but now is known to also be a native of North America, from when Sarrasin transmitted specimens to Paris in 1704.

CAS: 84650-12-4

Function: Emollient/ hair conditioning/ skin protecting/ tonic.

Source: Dweck, Anthony. Handbook of Natural Ingredients (Dweck Books 4) . Dweck Data. Kindle Edition.