This herb is used throughout the Far East as general tonic to combat weakness and give extra energy. This type of root contains active chemical components called ginsenosides or panaxoside. They are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs and nourishing stimulants.†Literally thousands of books,paper,essays and articles about ginseng have been published since the mid 1600s,but to date only one well-controlled study of ginseng in human subjects has been reported the result of that study were inconclusive.
From ancient times, ginseng has been viewed as a tonic for the body, helping to ward off illness and enhancing sexual prowness. In todayís market, it is promoted as an adaptogen which increase resistance to stress, build oneís general vitality and strengthens normal body functions. Much is known about the botany and chemistry of ginseng which consist of several varieties in the family Araliaceous ,but little is known of the possible mechanisms by which it performs itís various presumed effects.the constituents responsible for these effects are the triterpenoid †saponins found in the roots .Ginseng is generally considered safe, but potential users are cautioned not to combine it with drugs or beverages containing stimulates( including caffeine) persons with hypertension,cardiac ailments or diabetic are likewise cautioned not to use ginseng.