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(jin′seng″ )

[Chinese rén-shēn, man-image (fr. the shape of the root)]

1. An aromatic herb of various species of Panax, esp. P. ginseng.
2. An herbal remedy used as a stimulant, a tonic, an immune booster, and for sexual potency. Scientific studies supporting these indications are limited.
SEE: Panax
Ginseng boosts the anticoagulant effects of warfarin and may contribute to bleeding in patients who take this drug.

American ginseng

A species of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) used in alternative medicine as an adaptogen, aphrodisiac, stimulant, for the treatment of type II diabetes and for sexual dysfunction in men,

Asian ginseng

SEE: Panax ginseng.

Chinese ginseng

SEE: Panax ginseng.

Japanese ginseng

A Japanese species of ginseng (Panax japonicus) purported to have similar effects as American ginseng.

Korean ginseng

SEE: Panax ginseng.

Russian ginseng

SEE: Siberian ginseng.

Siberian ginseng

A species of small, woody shrubs (Eleutherococcus senticosus) native to northeastern Asia, used as an adaptogen in traditional Chinese and alternative medicine.
SYN: SEE: Russian ginseng

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Ginseng." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736283/all/Asian_ginseng.
Ginseng. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736283/all/Asian_ginseng. Accessed June 24, 2019.
Ginseng. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736283/all/Asian_ginseng
Ginseng [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/736283/all/Asian_ginseng.
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