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Table 1 Effects of American ginseng vs. those of Asian ginseng

From: American ginseng modulates pancreatic beta cell activities

Panax quinquefolius L. (Xiyangshen, American ginseng) Panax ginseng CA Meyer (Renshen, Asian ginseng)
Anti-aging Increases blood flow
Anti-hyperglycemic Decreases fatigue
Aids digestion Stimulates the nervous system
Reduces stress Anti-inflammatory agent
Enhances memory Aids insomnia
Improves sexual function Anti-depression