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Three year old ginseng root (panax quinquefolius). The root from a perennial plant, which is often used as an alternative herbal remedy. It is an adaptogen, an aphrodisiac and a stimulant and is used in the treatment of stress. It is also said to improve stamina, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and increase resistance to diseases.
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