Panax ginseng is used for improving thinking, concentration, memory and work efficiency, physical stamina, and athletic endurance. Some people use Panax ginseng to help them cope with stress and as a general tonic for improving well-being. Panax ginseng is also used for depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), for boosting the immune system, and for fighting particular infections in a lung disease called cystic fibrosis. These infections are caused by a bacterium named Pseudomonas. Panax ginseng has been used to treat breast cancer and prevent ovarian cancer,liver cancer, lung cancer, and skin cancer.
Other uses include treatment of anemia, diabetes, inflammation of the stomachlining (gastritis), fever, hangover, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma.