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gin·seng

 (jĭn′sĕng′)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Panax, especially P. ginseng of East Asia or P. quinquefolius of North America, having small greenish flowers grouped in umbels, palmately compound leaves, and forked roots used in herbal medicine.
2. The roots or preparations of the roots of any of these plants.

[Mandarin rénshēn, from Middle Chinese rin ʂəm : rin, human being, person + ʂəm, ginseng (the plant perhaps being so called in Middle Chinese because its forked root resembles the human figure).]

ginseng

(ˈdʒɪnsɛŋ)
n
1. (Plants) either of two araliaceous plants, Panax schinseng of China or P. quinquefolius of North America, whose forked aromatic roots are used medicinally
2. (Plants) the root of either of these plants or a substance obtained from the roots, believed to possess stimulant, tonic, and energy-giving properties
[C17: from Mandarin Chinese jen shen, from jen man (from a resemblance of the roots to human legs) + shen ginseng]

gin•seng

(ˈdʒɪn sɛŋ)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Panax, having an aromatic root used medicinally.
2. the root itself.
3. a preparation, as tea or extract, made from the root.
[1645–55; < Chinese rén-shēn]

ginseng

A Korean root used in salads, for flavoring, and to make ginseng tea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ginseng - aromatic root of ginseng plantsginseng - aromatic root of ginseng plants  
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
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.ginseng - Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powersginseng - Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
genus Panax, Panax - perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng
ginseng - aromatic root of ginseng plants
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
ginzeng

ginseng

[ˈdʒɪnseŋ]
A. Nginseng m
B. CPD [tea, tablets] → de ginseng

ginseng

[ˈdʒɪnsɛŋ] nginseng m

ginseng

[ˈdʒɪnsɛŋ] nginseng m inv

ginseng

n (bot) ginseng m, mandrágora
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This study investigated the anti-inflammatory activities and the anti-nociceptive properties of red ginseng (RG) and black ginseng (BG).
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A meta-analysis of seven clinical trials using steamed, dried roots of four-year-old Asian ginseng roots (known as red ginseng or hong shen) in men with ED of various types found that overall red ginseng was effective compared to placebo.
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(2012), red ginseng which is extensively used as an ingredient in cosmetics and food industry, causes erythema in intact skin during a skin sensitizationtest.
(2013) Pharmacokinetics of ginsenoside Rb1 and its metabolite compound K after oral administration of Korean Red Ginseng extract.
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The 16-SKU line, which draws ingredients including manketti, neroli, maracuja and yangu oils, red ginseng, and quinoa from such countries as Kenya, China, Brazil, Spain, Egypt, India, Morocco and Peru, sells for a suggested $22 to $49 and is available exclusively in 305 Ulta stores across the U.S., as well as at ulta.com/brand/nyakio.
A small study published in the journal Asia-Pacific Psychiatry in 2014 found that participants with major depression who received supplements of Korean red ginseng along with their antidepressant medication showed a significant decrease in depressive symptoms, but again, larger and more extensive trials are needed Meanwhile, ginseng is known to interact negatively with a number of medications and medical conditions, including lowering the effect of blood-thinning drugs, interfering with medications used for diabetes, and raising blood pressure.