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  1. Panax, genus Panaxnoun

    perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng


  1. Panax

    The Panax (ginseng) genus belongs to the Araliaceae (ivy) family. Panax species are characterized by the presence of ginsenosides and gintonin. Panax is one of approximately 60 plant genera with a classical disjunct east Asian and east North American distribution. Furthermore, this disjunct distribution is asymmetric as only two of the ~18 species in genus are native to North America.


  1. panax

    Panax is a genus of plants in the family Araliaceae. It includes several species of ginseng, which have been used for their medicinal properties in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. The term "panax" comes from the Greek word "panacea" meaning "all-healing", highlighting its perceived health benefits. The most commonly known species under this genus include Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) and Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Panax

    pa-naks′, n. a genus of shrubs with radiately or pinnately compound leaves and small flowers in compound umbels, the ginseng. [Gr., 'all healing.']

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Panax

    An araliaceous genus of plants that contains a number of pharmacologically active agents used as stimulants, sedatives, and tonics, especially in traditional medicine. Sometimes confused with Siberian ginseng (ELEUTHEROCOCCUS).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of panax in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of panax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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