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Where do you find ginseng?

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In capsule form, ginseng can be purchased from many retailers selling health foods and natural supplements, according to WebMD. However, it is important to purchase ginseng from a reputable company to prevent the purchase of impure ginseng or ginseng that doesn't match the bottle's stated ingredients.

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According to Sea of Chi, dried ginseng root can also be purchased online from retailers. It's important that true ginseng is purchased when using the herb for medicinal benefit, according to WebMD. Panax ginseng, also known as Asian/Korean ginseng, and Panax quinquefolius, also known as American ginseng, are the two varieties used for medical benefit. Ginseng is used to lower blood sugar, boost the immune system and improve concentration. As of 2014, its efficacy is not proven.

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