Ginseng radix


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of ginseng root. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing ginseng root.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing ginseng root. For practical information about using ginseng root medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Ginseng radix
English common name Ginseng
Botanical name Panax ginseng C.A.Mey.
Therapeutic area
Fatigue and weakness
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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