Panax Ginseng has been used by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years. Panax is derived from the Latin word panacea meaning "cure all". Although there are other types of ginseng, the Panax form offers the highest level and range of ginsenosides. Its many attributes include increased mental and physical endurance, helping the body handle stress more effectively, a reduction in cholesterol, increased energy, relief in some of the discomforts of menopause and enhanced sexual desire. Though benefits may vary, this unique herb will continue to be a leader in the expanding use of botanicals for personal healing.