Published January 17, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Ginseng radix, ginseng root.
Ginseng root consists of the dried main and lateral root and root hairs of Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer [Fam. Araliaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.
The root contains at least 1.5 percent ginsenosides, calculated as ginsenoside Rg1.
As tonic for invigoration and fortification in times of fatigue and debility, for declining capacity for work and concentration, also during convalescence.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
1 - 2 g of root; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut root for teas, powder and galenical preparations for internal use.
Generally up to 3 months.
A repeated course is feasible.
In various stress models, e.g., an immobilization test and the coldness test, the resistance of laboratory test animals (rodents) was increased.