Ginseng is a traditional herb that has been commonly used to improve overall immunity and well-being, and boost energy levels; mainly because it contains active compounds called ginsenosides and gintonin. Also known as adaptogens, ginseng is able to help the body cope with physical, emotional and environmental stressors.
However there are different types of ginseng sourced mainly from China, Korea, Russia and North America; and each provides different health benefits.
American (Panax quinquefolius) and Siberian (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Ginseng
Promote relaxation and enhance stress-coping ability
Korean (Asian/Chinese/Panax Ginseng)
Increase energy and vitality; potentially helpful for erectile dysfunction