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Medicine name: Vietnamese ginseng party, ginseng party room. Other names: Ngan dang, chicken drumstick tree, many cay (Tay), co nhan worm (Thai), and can ho (H’Mong).

Medicine name: Vietnamese ginseng party, ginseng party room.

Other names: Ngan dang, chicken drumstick tree, many cays (Tay), co nhan worm (Thai), and cang ho (H’Mong).

Family: Campanulaceae.

Scientific name: Codonopsis javanica (Blume) Hook. f. Thomas.

Chemical composition: Saponin, sugar, starch.

Function: Replenishes vital energy, strengthens the spleen, and benefits the lungs.

Uses: Blood tonic, increases red blood cells. Used in diseases such as weakness, loss of appetite, anemia, long-term illness, ectropion, uterine prolapse, and bleeding.

1. Origin and distribution

Ginseng is a subtropical plant, recorded in China, Myanmar, India, Laos, Vietnam, and Japan. The tree grows wild in the Northern mountainous provinces and the Central Highlands, most concentratedly distributed in Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Lam Dong.

Ginseng often grows on fields that have been abandoned for a long time with thatch grass and relatively fertile and moist soil.

2. Plant characteristics

Image of the medicinal plant ginseng with vines

Panax ginseng is a herbaceous plant that climbs with wrapped stems. The climbing stem is 2 – 3 m long, many branches. Leaves grow opposite, heart-shaped, whole edge, wavy or slightly serrated, green on top, white velvet on the bottom. The flowers grow separately in the leaf axils, the stem is 2 – 6 cm long, the calyx consists of 5 narrow plates, the corolla is white, bell-shaped, divided into 5 lobes, stamens 5. The capsule is spherical with 5 fuzzy edges, the upper end has a small knob shaped cones, purple or red when ripe. Seeds are light yellow in color. The roots swell into long cylindrical tubers, 1.5 – 2.0 cm in diameter, large above, branched below, pale yellow.

3. Ecological conditions

Panax ginseng lives in fertile, humus-rich, dry, well-drained soil. Suitable temperature is 18 – 25oC, can withstand temperatures above 30oC but does not last long. In winter, when the temperature is low, the tree can still survive. Average rainfall is 1,200 – 1,500 mm.

In mountainous areas at an altitude of 400 – 1,600 m above sea level, the plant grows wild, with a growth cycle lasting 1 year. In the plains, trees can still grow but the time is shortened to 8-9 months.

Ginseng has anti-fatigue effects, reduces nervous breakdown and improves health

4. Effects

– Many scientists testing the effects of Party Sam have drawn the following conclusions:

– Ginseng has anti-fatigue effects and enhances the body’s adaptation to high temperature environments.

– For the digestive system: Panax ginseng has the effect of increasing the tone of the urethra and the intensity of contraction increases if the drug concentration increases.

– For the cardiovascular system: Ginseng increases the strength of heart contractions, increasing blood flow to the brain, legs and internal organs.

– For the blood and blood system: Panax ginseng has the effect of increasing the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin, reducing the number of white blood cells, and increasing the speed of coagulation of dried blood without having a hemolytic effect.

– In addition, Panax ginseng also has the effect of lowering blood pressure, enhancing the body’s immunity, having anti-inflammatory, expectorant, cough-reducing, antibacterial effects…