Ginseng (genus Panax) is a herbal dietary supplement of Chinese medicine, which is probably most often used by athletes and physically active persons. The genus Panax includes the perennials originating from America (Latin: Panax quinquefolius) and Asia (Latin: Panax ginseng). The genus often also includes Siberian ginseng (Latin: Eleutherococcus senticosus), which in fact belongs to the genus Eleutherococcus. Ginseng is used by physically active persons i.a. to improve the function of the cardiovascular system, increase aerobic and anaerobic efficiency as well as improve mental capability.