Panax ginseng

Botanical Name

Panax ginseng


Regional Name

True Ginseng, Ginseng, Panax, Mountain Ginseng, Wild Ginseng

Part Used




Ayurvedic Properties

Traditional Chinese Medicine, at least as far as is concerned, is a collection of nutraceuticals and plants that have traditionally been used for treating diseases or otherwise enhancing quality of life in China and surrounding regions.

In the ages before HPLC-MS analysis and identifying active components, looking at enzymatic interactions with xenobiotics, and assigning these pharmaceutical sounding terms to everything there was still nutraceutical research. This page is devoted to validating the effects of Chinese Medicine using western (peer-reviewed) science and categorizing the herbal combinations that have been traditionally used.

If primary sources are not given for claims, but the claims have been made via traditional practitioners of Chinese Medicine, it is sort of a grey area as far as is concerned.

Ayurvedic Applications

Medicinal Uses


These supplements may affect various aspects of sexuality, namely sexual desire (libido), the enjoyment of sex (satisfaction), and sexual function/wellness (erections, lubrication, pain).

Supplements that affect sexuality may do so through altering the levels and signaling of hormones related to sexual desire such as testosterone and estrogens, and progesterone. They may have indirect actions due to their affects on fatigue, depression, and stress, or may affect sexual function through enabling vasodilation, both in male and female sex organs.