Many believe that Ginseng can successfully be used to reduce or overcome tiredness (antifatigue effects), weakness (strengthening the metabolism), poor vitality, exhaustion (increasing physical stamina), low resistance (boosting immune functions), lack of concentration and mental inefficiency (aiding memory functions) and it increases all around resistance to stress. Ginseng's value is mainly as a preventative or an adaptogen.

Traditional Chinese health care has used herbs like ginseng as their foundation for over five thousand years. The benefits of natural medicine are believed to accumulate only by continual and gradual use over time as a base for health and longevity. The effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicines are not easily measured by Western standards because ginseng does not cure a specific problem but seems to harmonize body systems. There are over two thousand articles and books about ginseng in Oriental countries which confirm the results of their herbal medical philosophies.