American Ginseng P.E.
Dried roots of Panax quinquefolium L., a perennial herbaceous plant of the pentaceae family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant. It is spindle-shaped, cylindrical or conical, 3~12cm long and 0.8~2cm in diameter. The surface is light yellowish brown or yellowish white, with transverse annular and linear skin pore-like protrusions, and fine shallow longitudinal wrinkles and whisker root marks. There are one to several lateral roots in the middle and lower part of the taproot, most of which have been broken.