Panax pseudoginseng

Himalayan Ginseng

  • Panax pseudoginseng

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: Best grown in rich humus soil with medium to moist soil conditions in part shade.|Seeds will usually germinate in 120-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. 

Panax pseudoginseng, also known as Himalayan Ginseng, is a perennial herb with a range of medicinal uses. Its Latin name means "cure-all", and it belongs to the same scientific genus as Asian ginseng. While it is not an adaptogen like some Panax species, it is renowned as a hemostatic herb that both invigorates and builds blood. Its leaves are palmately compound and its inflorescence features a solitary, terminal umbel with up to 50 flowers. The plant prefers moist soil and can grow in full or semi-shade conditions. Notoginseng, also known as pseudoginseng, is closely related to Panax pseudoginseng and is commonly used in Chinese medicine. As with other ginseng plants, both of these species are highly valued for their potential health benefits.

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