Ginseng Essay by The Research Group

Ginseng
Plant's medicinal properties, types and uses. Examines folklore and historical uses of the plant.
# 13331 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 08, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs)


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"This paper is a discussion of ginseng, a plant grown in various forms in Asia North America for its roots, which are used as a food additive and a stimulant. Folklore attributes restorative powers to ginseng. The root is said to be an aphrodisiac and an aid to prolonging youth, among other attributes. Its first recorded use is in China, more than 5,000 years ago. Some scholars also interpret the pannag referred to in the Book of Ezekiel as a reference to the plant. The traditions of both the ancient Chinese and Native Americans include deep reverence for ginseng as a healing plant and have passed down numerous formulas for maximizing its effects. While Western medicine has not fully verified the numerous claims for ginseng's effectiveness as a medicine, doctors are beginning to acknowledge that the root may have some health benefits. Most of.."

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