Panax Vietnamensis

Panax Vietnamensis - Vietnamese Ginseng

Panax Vietnamensis ( Vietnamese name : " Sâm Ngọc Linh " )  is the 20th ginseng found in the world. According to research results since 1978 by Vietnamese and international institutes and universities, Panax vietnamensis has a total of 52 kinds of saponin containing many times higher concentration than kinds of Chinese ginseng, Korean ginseng, etc. It can be said, Panax vietnamensis – Vietnamese ginseng is kind of Ginseng containing the highest Saponin concentration in the world found until the present time.

Panax vietnamensis grows only at attitudes between 1,200 and 2,100 m compared to sea level with daytime temperatures from 20°C-25°C, and nighttime temperatures from 15°C-18°C. This ginseng grows thickly in clusters under jungle leaf canopy or along wet streams on humus ground of Mount Ngọc Linh.

Panax vietnamensis is a perennial plant, growing from 40 centimetres (16 in) to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) tall. It may be distinguished from other ginseng species by the notches on its roots. Panax vietnamensis can live very long, even over a hundred years, with very slow growth cycle. Parts used as medicines are mainly rhizomes, roots. Also, the leaves and rootlets can be also used. 

Natural panax vietnamensis is in the danger of getting depleted. It is very difficult to find real purebred natural Panax Vietnamensis nowadays.

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S Korea, VN localities sign ginseng deal

S Korea, VN localities sign ginseng deal
The province's Nam Tra My District and Hamyang County in South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism, agriculture, conservation and the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng.

Planting the seeds of success with ginseng

Planting the seeds of success with ginseng
Up in the mountains of Quang Nam Province the ginseng plant's roots have become a treasured natural remedy. Those who cultivate the plants can earn themselves a hefty living and preserve wild plants at the same time.

Vietnam province expects to rake in $2bn annually ..

Vietnam province expects to rake in $2bn annually from ginseng export by 2030
Vietnam’s government has green-lighted an ambitious proposal to grow Panax vietnamensis, or Vietnamese panax, in a huge area of one central province, which the project planner firmly believes will yield up to US$2 billion in annual export revenue.