Ginseng is taken by mouth to improve thinking, concentration, memory, work efficiency, physical stamina, preventing muscle damage from exercise, and athletic endurance. Some people use anax ginseng to help them cope with stress and as a general tonic for improving well-being. They sometimes call Panax ginseng an "adaptogen" when it's used in this way. Improves abstract thinking, mental arithmetic skills, and reaction times in healthy, middle-aged people but not in young adults. Ginseng also improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction and possibly effective for sexual arousal and satisfaction in postmenopausal women.