Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
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|Panax ginseng is the most famous of Asian medicinal herbs. Its history goes back about 5000 years, originating in the mountains of Manchuria, China. Pere Jartoux, a Jesuit missionary stationed in Beijing, was the first westerner to give a description of Ginseng in 1709, including the usage, description, historical notes and habitat. Panax is derived from the Greek "Pan" meaning "all", and "Akos", "cure", referring to the "cure all" or "Panacea". The root is used to maintain health and to increase vitality. "Ginseng", "Jenseng" or "Schin-seng" means "Essence of the earth in the form of a man" and refers to the man-like shape of the root. Ginseng was introduced in England in 1740 by the botanist Collinson.|