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Physical characteristics of panax ginseng

Monday, July 2, 2012 Tags: , , , , ,

Panax ginseng is a biennial plant.

Panax ginseng is a biennial plant. It has its roots at approximately 30 cm. It has roots that separated into lobes, which has bloated and round like a cylinder and pale yellow. Its stem has a height of 90 cm. Characteristics of leaves will be compound leaf. Each leaf is divided into lobes and green. For the flowers, it will flower from the bouquet in the top. The flower color is white. Its fruits are red when ripe.
Panax ginseng root

Panax ginseng root

Root is part of it to be used in the treatment. It is shaped like a man that has a header, body, arms and legs.

Active ingredients in Panax ginseng

Active ingredients in the panax ginseng

The active ingredients found in the panax ginseng is saponin, divided into 3 groups are ginsenoside, panaxoside and chikusetsusaponin, but, the major components of this panax is ginsenoside. This is approximately 1 -2 % by weight, depending on the type of this herb, planting and the production process. It was found that ginseng is sold in some markets not ginsenoside or very little. So when buying this herb to nourish the body, we should see a significant component of ginseng that is ginsenoside.