Panax Quinquefolius images and medicinal uses

Panax Quinquefolius plant (American Ginseng)

An herbaceous perennial plant, the Panax Quinquefolius also known as American Ginseng, is shrub with slow growth and attains a height of 25 to 50 centimetres. They are characterized by the whirling leaves. The compound leaves are divided into leaflets, and the palmates are leaflets that originate from the centre. After about three years of age, they produce three to five compound leaves. Each compound leaf consists of three to seven leaflets, which grow up to 5 to 10 centimet