American ginseng, also known as Panax quinquefolius, is a perennial herb that is native to North America, in regions of the United States and Canada. It has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to boost energy levels, improve mental clarity, and enhance overall well-being. The root of the plant is the most commonly used part and is usually dried and used to make teas, capsules, and extracts. American ginseng is believed to have adaptogenic properties, meaning it helps the body to better cope with stress and reduce fatigue. Additionally, American ginseng has been shown to have immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to protect against infections and chronic diseases.