How many types of Ginseng? Which to choose?

Around the world, millions swear by the pick-me-up power of ginseng. But to the uninitiated (and even to the experienced), the arrays of available ginsengs may exhaust the powers of discernment: How do you distinguish which ginseng type best suits your needs?

Well, the first step to dissecting the ginseng jumble emerges from an understanding of the three types: Asian (panax ginseng), which produces the strongest stimulation, American (panax quinquefolium), which soothes and Siberian (Eleutherococcus senticosus), a stamina booster.

The ginseng saga first entered recorded history about 2,000 years ago when Chinese herbal literature initially described panax ginseng. The Greek name for this herb,

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