Panax ginseng

What is Panex Ginseng?

Panax ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a tonic to support the body during times of increased demand.

The history of Panex ginseng use

Panax ginseng is native to the mountain forests in north-eastern China, Korea and far eastern regions of Russia1. Panax ginseng was first recorded in Chinese medicine over 2000 years ago and is renowned as a tonic and restorative herb2, often referred to as the lord or king of herbs3. The medicinal plant part of Panax ginseng is the root1. This herb’s name comes from Panax meaning ‘cure all’ in Greek and ginseng from the Chinese (Mandarin) rén shn meaning ‘man ginseng’ because of the human like shape of this plant’s root3.

Panax ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a tonic and restorative, to promote good health and vitality, and support the body during times of increased demand, assisting the body in response to external and internal stressors.2,4,5 There is an extensive collection of scientific and traditional literature for Panax ginseng with over 600 books and papers published before the year 20006.

The specific extract used by Flordis

The specific Panax ginseng extract used by Flordis is known as G115. G115 is extracted and formulated using a specific process. This individual and highly technical process helps to ensure a consistent form and amount of Panax ginseng is used in every formulation - meaning each final product of Ginsana will contain the same high quality extract.

Natural medicines can vary considerably depending on how they are produced. Flordis believes it’s the science behind growing, harvesting and processing that delivers the true health benefits of natural medicine. That’s why in the making of a Flordis medicine, careful attention is applied to plant species and growing methods through to cultivation and harvest, using precise processes to help produce consistent crops. This is continued with extracting and manufacturing of specific ingredients following a series of strict controls to help deliver a consistent medicine from one batch to the next.

It is this specific medicine that is tested in clinical trials. And it’s the same medicine that you receive, which is one of the reasons you can feel good about its effectiveness. Flordis medicines follow processes where all of the steps involved in the growth and manufacture of the natural medicine are tightly controlled to reduce variability and to help ensure consistency.

G115® is extracted and formulated using a specific process. This individual and highly technical process helps to ensure a consistent form and amount of Panax ginseng is used in every formulation - meaning each final product of Ginsana will contain the same high quality extract.

The seed to patient journey

  • The specific species of herb is selected.
  • Standardised cultivation and harvesting occurs (helping to ensure a consistent phytochemical profile) - followed by harvesting, drying and processing.
  • A series of strict controls are applied to the manufacturing processes - including everything from solvents and extraction methods through to packaging, storage and transportation of the final product - helping to ensure that every single product is consistent (we refer to this as “batch-to-batch consistency”).
  • Research and clinical studies are conducted on the finished product Ginsana to validate its tolerability and efficacy.

How it works

Researchers are still investigating exactly how Panax ginseng supports physical and mental endurance and performance. Available scientific evidence indicates that Panax ginseng may improve energy levels, supporting normal mental and physical capacity during times of increased demand.2,5,7,8,9

Key studies on G115®

Ginsana contains the specific G115 extract of Panax ginseng which has more than 30 years of research that indicates this product supports physical and mental endurance. 7,8,9, 10

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References

1. Blumenthal, M. et al. (2000), Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs, p. 170.  2. McKay, D. Alternative Medicine Review 2004; 9(1): 4-16.  3.  Yun, T. K. ‘Brief Introduction of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer’, J Korean Med Sci, 2001;16 Suppl: S3-5. 4. Ulbricht (2013). Natural Standard Database. Panax ginseng.  5. Pizzorno, J.E. & Murray, M.T. (1999). Textbook of natural medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences.  6. Schulz, V. et al. (2001), Rational Phytotherapy: A Physicians’ Guided to Herbal Medicine, p. 332.  7. Jellin, J.M., et al. (2013). Natural medicines comprehensive database, Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty 1521p.  8. Kiefer, D. & Pantuso, T. American Family Physician. 2003; 68(8):1539-1542. 9. Sunram-Lea, S. et al Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 2005;3(1): 65-74. 10. Forgo I, Schumert G. Notab Med. 1985;15(9):636-640.

 

G115® is a  trademark of Pharmaton SA registered in multiple countries and used under license.