Photos of Panax vietnamensis, Vietnamese ginseng.

Panax vietnamensis, Vietnamese ginseng, was discovered on March 19, 1973 at Ngoc Lay, Gia Lai-Kontum, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Known in Vietnam as Cu Ngai Rom Con, it was a secret medicine of the Sedang ethnic minority in the Annamite Mountains. The root and rhizome were used as a folk remedy for numerous diseases and for enhancing physical strength. It was first studied in 1978, the activity is described as similar to that of Panax ginseng, but with stronger antibacterial activity.

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