This “yin” member of the ginseng family comes from freshly harvested and dried Wisconsin roots. Cooling, yet balancing, it is used by people under stress from work, athletics or from diet. Imperial Elixir utilizes twenty-five years of experience in the selection of the five-year-old American ginseng roots purchased direct from the farmer for freshness. This hand selection process assures a high quality ginseng product. Imperial Elixir only uses whole roots to guarantee a full range of ginseng’s many constituents.Ginseng may help boost the immune system and improve mental performance and well being.American Ginseng was used traditionally by Native Americans as a stimulant and to treat headaches, fever, indigestion, and infertility.