Panax ginseng. A herbaceous perennial that has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties such as stopping inflammation, lessen anxiety and restore vitality. Attractive green leaves spread out like hands. In spring small white flowers appear in clusters above the foliage. the flower develop into attractive heads of bright red berries head in ball on long stems. Ginseng likes cool climates and a shaded position. Keep moist and the root should grow well and be ready for harvesting after about 5 to 7 years.