genus Panax


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Noun1.genus Panax - perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginsenggenus Panax - perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Araliaceae, family Araliaceae, ivy family - mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera
nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax schinseng, ginseng - Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, sang - North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
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Many anticancer acetylenic compounds have been isolated from the genus Panax.
Ginsenosides are a class of steroid glycosides found exclusively in the plant genus Panax (ginseng).
The Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), whose root is more properly called a rhizome, has been known to Chinese herbalists for thousands of years as a cure-all--thus the name of its Latin genus Panax, based on the Greek word "panacea.