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Ginseng roots. View of the roots of the ginseng plant (Panax sp.). These roots are used extensively in oriental medicine as a panacea, a cure for all ills. Preparations made from the roots are used to treat mental and nervous exhaustion, and are an aid to appetite. The preparations are made mainly from the roots of two species: Panax schinseng and Panax quinquefolium.
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