Panax Ginseng has a history of herbal use going back over 5,000 years. It is one of the most highly regarded of herbs in the Orient, where it has gained an almost magical reputation for being able to promote health and general body vigour. The genus name 'Panax' is derived from the Greek word meaning "panacea" or "all-healing"; the species ginseng is said to mean "wonder of the world". Both terms refer to the health virtues of the plant.
Although there are many kinds of ginsengs in the world, they cannot rival Asian Ginseng in ingredients. It contains as many as 29 different ginsenosides while the others contains 8-9.
Asian Ginseng contains anti-ageing substances such as anti-oxidants and insulin-like substances which are not found in any other type of ginseng.
Ginseng is often said to work best when taken alongside Ginkgo Biloba.