Ginseng is a type of herb that grows in the wild and is classified as a perennial. The herb is used in cooking and for medicinal purposes.
Ginseng root is used in the creation of many Asian dishes, sauces and dressings. Due to its strong aroma and taste only small amounts of ginseng are needed to infuse flavor into foods.
Ginseng capsules are used for the treatment of side effects caused by diabetes. It is also used as a stimulant in energy drinks and coffees. Ginseng is one of the first early domesticated crops grown in the United States and once grew wildly throughout the Eastern seaboard.