Ginseng is a type of slow-growing perennial plant that belongs to the genus Panax in the family Araliaceae.
The can be found in some regions of China and other parts of Asia.
Ginseng is mainly found in North America and in the Northern Hemisphere of eastern Asia in areas such as Korea, Bhutan and eastern Siberia.
Ginseng roots are usually sold in the dried form as a traditional medicine that is thought to provide various benefits as an aphrodisiac, stimulant and antidiabetes agent.
A popular herbal supplement said to help with all kinds of issues—from enhancing memory and physical stamina to defending against illnesses—there is far more known about how ginseng root works when inside the body (and the research is mixed).
Applied to skin, ginseng root delivers numerous antioxidant compounds, including various flavonoids, as well as being a decent source of B vitamins.
Research has also shown that topical application of ginseng root boosts skin hydration, diminishes rough texture, helps fade uneven skin tone, and help visibly improve wrinkles by working within skin to bolster its natural firmness.