Korean red ginseng, Siberian ginseng and American ginseng, are all actually different plants. Ginseng is found in North America and in eastern Asia. There are active compound differences in each variety.
Panax ginsengs, or Panax genus are adaptogenic herbs, characterized by the presence of ginsenosides. Korean red ginseng is a plant that grows in Asia. It is known by several different names including Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, or panax ginseng.
Many other plants are also known as or mistaken for the ginseng root but are not actually Panax genus. These other plants include American ginseng, Japanese ginseng, crown prince ginseng, and Siberian ginseng. While they are all called a ginseng - each plant has distinctively different functions. For example, Siberian ginseng is considered to be an adaptogenic herb; however, the active compound is eleutherosides (not ginsenosides).
For more than 2000 years Red Ginseng is used successfully in Asian medicine. Its healing power has been documented in Chinese literature as early as 100 BC. The ginseng root is the part of the plant used as a natural remedy. The plant must grow for at least five years before it can be used, which means that high quality ginseng can command a high price. When the root is dried but unprocessed, it is called white ginseng. Red ginseng is the root that has been steamed and then dried.
Traditional uses of red ginseng includes boosting the immune system, improving heart health, treating diabetes, increasing energy, decreasing stress, and treating impotence. Prolargex includes Korean red ginseng among its male enhancing ingredients. Along with Tongkat Ali and Orchic extract the trio synergistically promote erectile hardening, lengthening, and better lasting sex.