ginseng


    Wordnet
  • Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
  • aromatic root of ginseng plants
  • GCIDE
  • Ginseng (noun)
    A plant of the genus Aralia the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese The Chinese plant Aralia Schinseng has become so rare that the American A quinquefolia has largely taken its place and its root is now an article of export from America to China The root when dry is of a yellowish white color with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice combined with a slight aromatic bitterness

Example sentences

A total of 6, 653 women participated in these studies of alternative, traditional or Chinese medicine therapies, including soy, ginseng, black cohosh and St. John’s wort.
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28 January, 2021