There are three herbs commonly called Ginseng: Asian or Korean Ginseng (Panax Ginseng), American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus); however, the latter is not Ginseng at all, but Russian scientists believe it functions like Ginseng, and so have promoted it as such. Siberian Ginseng is also less expensive so many use it instead of Panax Ginseng. There are two ways Ginseng is processed. Dried and unprocessed root is called “White Ginseng,” while the steam and heat dried root is called “Red Ginseng.” Traditional Chinese herbalists believe each form has its own particular benefits. In addition to Ginseng’s ability to help the body adapt to stress, studies have confirmed it’s effectiveness in boosting the immune system, helping control diabetes, stimulating the mind, and improving physical performance (for athletes). This herb is also said to help prevent cancer, fight chemical dependency and improve sexual performance.