American Ginseng

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Common Name American Ginseng
Latin Name Panax quinquefolius
Family Araliaceae
Part Used Root
Gathering Time Fall
Constituents Ginsenosides
Actions Stimulant, tonic
Common Uses Used as a tonic to lessen fatigue, improve the bodies ability to cope with stress.
Contraindications Pregnancy, cardiac disorders, hypertension, anxiety symptoms, insomnia
Possible Drug Interactions May decrease the action of anticoagulant drugs
Overdose Symptoms Hypertension, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia.

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