Description:Ginseng extract is typically derived from the root of this plant. As an herbal supplement, the extract has long been prized for its reputation of having anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant properties. It is also used in the homeopathic treatment of conditions, including depression, stress, low libido, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Ginseng extract is a common ingredient in energy drinks, ginseng tea, and diet aids. Other related products include chewing gum, candy, deodorant, and hair gel. Products that contain Siberian ginseng, also called eleuthero, may be misleading as this particular herb is technically a different plant. Although the benefits of Siberian ginseng extract are similar to that of ginseng, the plant has a woody root that is unlike the fleshy root of a true ginseng species.