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Red Asian Ginseng Root Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium

Home AHP Projects Support AHP’s Monograph Development Red Asian Ginseng Root Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium
Red Ginseng Root
  • FUNDED $47,875
  • NEEDED $8,057
  • GOAL $55,932
  • FUNDED 86%


The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) is now developing the AHP Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium for Red Asian Ginseng Root, a highly popular adaptogen and herbal dietary supplement ingredient.  In addition to establishing quality control standards for the raw material, there is confusion regarding the various species in trade and whether these are equal in efficacy.

Europharma Inc. has requested that the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) develop the Red Asian Ginseng Monograph to specifically highlight the benefits of this specific form and has thus generously sponsored the Red Asian Ginseng Root Monograph in full.

AHP monographs represent the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on herbal medi-cines in the English language, and serve as a primary reference for academicians, health care providers, manufac-turers, and regulators. All AHP monographs are developed by acknowledged experts in the field of medicinal plants and include a diverse array of experts in botany, pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry and analysis, pharmacology, toxicology, and traditional herbal medicine. As with all AHP monographs, a suite of scientifically valid identification tests will be provided, along with appropriate drawings and photographic images to help in the identification of the species.


Roy Upton, President
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Table of Contents


  • Botanical Nomenclature
  • Botanical Family
  • Pharmaceutical Nomenclature
  • Definition
  • Common Names


  • Botanical Identification
  • Macroscopic Identification
  • Microscopic Identification




  • Clinical Efficacy and Pharmacodynamics
  • Actions
  • Medical Indications Supported by Clinical Trials
  • Medical Indications Supported by Traditional or Modern Experience
  • Substantiation for Structure and Function Claims
  • Dosages

International Status


Commercial Sources & Handling

  • Collection
  • Cultivation
  • Handling and Processing
  • Drying
  • Storage
  • Qualitative Differentiation
  • Adulterants
  • Preparations
  • Environmental Sustainability


  • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC/HPTLC)
  • Quantitative Standards

Safety Profile

  • Side Effects
  • Contraindications
  • Interactions
  • Pregnancy, Mutagenicity, and Reproductive Toxicity
  • Lactation
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Influence on Driving
  • Precautions
  • Overdose
  • Treatment of Overdose
  • Toxicology
  • Classification of the American Herbal Products Association



$210 of $55,932 raised

* Please note: The full sponsorship goal of the Red Asian Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey.) Standards of Analysis, Quality Control, and Therapeutics Sponsorship project is $55,932. If you would like to donate the full sponsorship amount, please contact us and we’ll send you an invoice.

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