Species Detail

Panax quinquefolius L.
American ginseng


Scientific Name:  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Common Name:  
American ginseng
Myaamia Name:  
piloohsa
Uses:  
Medicinal, Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Cultivated, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  Ginseng pilosa used to produce fruitfulness in women; taken as a tea or decoction pilosapoI
No Reference Specified Use - Technology trade  collected and dried; then sold for pharmaceutical use
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  "abesoatchenza"; ginseng root used to make women fruitful
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  harvested for use
No Reference Specified Horticultural Info  Harvested just a little each year from large patches
Botanical Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in rich woods throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Panax quinquefolius L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Shawnee collected this plant