Monograph: Ginseng, American

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This monograph is intended to serve as a guide to industry for the preparation of Product Licence Applications (PLA) and labels for natural health product market authorization. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the medicinal ingredient. Note: Text in parentheses is additional optional information which can be included on the PLA form and product label at the applicants' discretion. The solidus (/) indicates that the terms and or/statements are synonymous. Either term or statement may be selected by the applicant.
Date: 2023-01-27

NHPID name

Panax quinquefolius ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Panax quinquefolius ( USDA 2005 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Panax quinquefolius - Root (Unavailable) Panax quinquefolius is an endangered plant in the wild; thus only the roots from cultivated plants are acceptable source material (EC 2009). See Specifications for further details.

Route Of administration


Dosage form(s)

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:



Glucose levels; Mild sedative; Nervousness; Immune System

0.5 - 12 Grams per day, dried root





2.4 - 9 Grams per day, dried root

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s): No statement is required

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed