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Ginseng

Panax quinquefolium L. 
 
The scientific name for ginseng is Panax which derives from the Latin word "panacea" meaning "cure all." Ginseng has been in continuous use in Asia for thousands of years.  Active substances: ginsenosides

 

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 Ginseng News and Articles

A pilot, multi-dose, placebo-controlled evaluation of american ginseng (panax quinquefolius) to improve cancer-related fatigue: NCCTG trial N03CA.
D. L. Barton, et al (2007). Journal of Clinical Oncology.

American Ginseng Stimulates Insulin Production and Prevents Apoptosis through Regulation of Uncoupling Protein-2 in Cultured β Cells
J. Z. Luo1 and L. Luo (2006). Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Efficacy of an extract of North American ginseng containing poly-furanosyl-pyranosyl-saccharides for preventing upper respiratory tract infections: a randomized controlled trial
G. N. Predy, et al (2005). Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Chronic ginseng consumption attenuates age-associated oxidative stress in rats.
Fu Y, Ji LL. (2003). The Journal of Nutrition.

Ginseng berry treats diabetes
BBC News (2002).

Effect of the herbal extract combination Panax quinquefolium and Ginkgo biloba on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a pilot study.
M. R. Lyon, et al (2001). Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.