ginseng ginseng  /ˈdʒɪn ˌsɛŋ/


  1. (n) aromatic root of ginseng plants
  2. (n) Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers


  1. He took vitamins, ginseng, royal jelly, steroids and even liquid steaks.
  2. They should; ginseng pills, taken as directed, give users a larger dose of phenylbutazone than is normally prescribed.
  3. A typical can has about as much caffeine as a venti cup of Starbucks, along with additives like guarana and ginseng that can rev the central nervous system.


  1. Forest Service to limit wild ginseng harvests

    Four-prong ginseng plant with berries. Ginseng harvesting on the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will be severely restricted this year due to declining wild plant populations.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  2. State renews ginseng contract with China co-op

    The agreement was signed between the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin, the Ginseng & Herb Cooperative and the Beijing medicine company Tong Ren Tang (TRT) Health Pharmaceutical.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Small Business Times

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  1. "We applaud the management of KT&G on their decision to adopt the value-creating measures outlined today," Lichtenstein said in a statement. "We also concur with management's decision to further develop the ginseng business before spinning it...
    on Aug 8, 2006 By: Warren Lichtenstein Source: Bloomberg

  2. Speaking on Thursday night on The Footy Show, Capper added: "It's actually no more than a ginseng tablet, I didn't know what it was at the time. It had a touch of speed, (which) I found out two days later, I actually only took two...
    on Apr 28, 2005 By: Warwick Capper Source: The Age

  3. "The name 'Wisconsin ginseng' is very valuable in China and unfortunately is the subject of rip-offs," Doyle said.
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Jim Doyle Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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