Ginseng (Panax ginseng)

Matthew Capowski

Staff member
Panax Ginseng: The World's Greatest Tonic Herb by Michael Tierra

There is no question that the king of all tonic herbs is Panax ginseng. Its American counterpart, Panax quinquefolia, is milder, more bitter than acrid, and is regarded as more of a Yin and Blood tonic. It is potent, but in terms of energy you can really feel, there is nothing like Chinese Panax ginseng.​