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What are the Similarities and Differences between Ginseng and American Ginseng?

Aug 27, 2019

What are the Similarities and Differences between Ginseng and American Ginseng?

When people talk about Ginseng, another medicine American Ginseng will come to their mind. In this situation, do you know the similarities and differences between them? It can be learned from three aspects. 

1. Appearence and Historical Origion


The main producing area of ginseng is in northeast China. Ginseng is mostly distributed in liaoning, jilin and heilongjiang provinces. It tastes sweet, slightly bitter; The main sources of American ginseng are the United States and Canada. China has also introduced successful species in recent years. American ginseng tastes bitter, sweet. It is a kind of perennial herbs, with the whole hairless plant.

2. Functions

American Ginseng

American Ginseng contains saponins, which are similar to the main active ingredients of ginseng. Besides, American Ginseng has obvious functions of inhibiting central nervous, anti-hypoxia, anti-fatigue, anti-arrhythmia, anti-myocardial ischemia, reducing the coronary artery resistance, hemostasis, reducing blood lipid and blood sugar, and enhancing the immune system of the body.

3. How to eat

At present, many people think that American ginseng is better than ginseng. In fact, this is a misunderstanding. In terms of medicinal properties, they are different, they all have the effect of invigorating "qi" (a traditional term in China), but the medicine of American ginseng is not as effective as ginseng. When people have hypotension or shock, ginseng is still the best. However, if people have vertigo or pharyngalgia, it is advisable to use American ginseng. Therefore, these two herbs both have their own advantages and disadvantages. When people use them for treatment or supplement, they should consider which heb is better based on their specific symptoms.