– notoginseng is a species of the genus Panax of the Araliaceae family
– The herb is a perennial with dark green leaves branching from a stem with a red cluster of berries in the middle.
– Native to China and Japan
–The finest Notoginseng is said to come from two areas in southern China.
Wenshan in Yunnan province and Jingxi in Guangxi province provide moderate temperatures and sufficient rainfall to grow the best-quality Notoginseng.
Panax notoginseng (Chin. : 田七)
– the dried tuber of Panax notoginseng (family: Araliaceae). It is classified as warm in nature, sweet and slightly bitter in taste, and nontoxic.
– In Chinese it is called tiánqī (田七), tienchi ginseng, sānqī (三七) or sanchi, three-seven root.
– Notoginseng belongs to the same scientific genus as Asian ginseng. In Latin, the word panax means “cure-all”, and the family of ginseng plants is one of the best-known herbs.
– has been used in China quite extensively since the end of the 19th century. It has acquired a very favorable reputation for treatment of blood disorders, including blood stasis, bleeding, and blood deficiency.
– Notoginseng can relieve pain by promoting blood circulation.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), aches and pains may be caused by poor blood flow. Since Notoginseng is believed to improve circulation, it may be used for pain relief.
– Notoginseng helps stop bleeding.
In TCM, the herb is widely used to treat traumatic injuries and various kinds of bleeding. At home, Notoginseng can be used to make a drink that promotes the healing of minor scrapes and cuts. To make the drink for adults, double-boil 2 qian (8g) of Notoginseng in fresh water. For children, use 1–1.5 qian (4–6g). This drink should be consumed only during the period of recovery and should not be used over the long term.
– Notoginseng may aid in physical growth during puberty.
Notoginseng is used by some parents to promote the development of their children during puberty.* The ability of Notoginseng to enhance circulation and prevent blood stasis is said to improve the flow of nutrients to growing bones and around the body.
– Notoginseng is a suitable remedy for women after childbirth.
With its ability to stop excessive bleeding and clear lochia (postnatal discharge), Notoginseng can be beneficial for women who have given birth. However, Notoginseng should be avoided altogether during pregnancy.
– Notoginseng can be beneficial for preventing and treating heart disease.
Notoginseng may be effective in lowering cholesterol. Studies have also suggested that Notoginseng can help reduce chest pain caused by coronary heart disease.
– it can inhibit platelet aggregation and thrombolysis;
– It can promote the proliferation of multifunctional hematopoietic stem cells and thus increase the production of red blood cells;
– It can lower blood pressure, reduce heart rate, and relieve a variety of drug-induced arrhythmias;
-. It is capable of reducing myocardial oxygen consumption and oxygen utilization, expanding cerebral blood vessels, and increasing cerebral vascular flow;
– It is able to improve the humoral immune responses, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, delay aging process, and more;