Panax ginseng. A. Mey is A perennial herb of the genus P. ginseng, which is found in northeast China, north and South Korea, Japan and eastern Russia.Therapeutic effects of P. ginseng on neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer are often attributed to unique saponins called ginsenosides.

Scientific classitication

Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Panax

Common Name

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Kim, N. H., Jayakodi, M., Lee, S. C., Choi, B. S., Jang, W., Lee, J., ... & Lee, Y. S. (2018). Genome and evolution of the shade‐requiring medicinal herb Panax ginseng. Plant biotechnology journal, 16(11), 1904-1917.