American Ginseng which was discovered in the early 18th century is highly prized and sought after as one of the most valuable herbs on earth for its medicinal and stress-relieving qualities.
American ginseng contains ginsenosides, which can strengthen the immune system, fight fatigue and stress by regulating the adrenal glands and the use of oxygen by exercising muscles.
American Ginseng is also considered an adaptogen that may be helpful for lowering cholesterol, depression, protects cells from radiation, improves stamina, nervous exhaustion, gastrointestinal motility and improve physical performance.
It is claimed that, in China, American Ginseng is traditionally used particularly for nervous disorders, vomiting and dyspepsia.
Every morning, a decoction of ½ oz. of American Ginseng root is boiled in tea or soup which is commonly held as a remedy for consumption and other diseases. While in the West, American Ginseng is considered as a mild stomachic tonic and stimulant, which is useful in appetite loss and indigestive affections from mental and nervous exhaustion.