In China's Wild Side, explore two very different wildlife ecosystems that are both surprising and rich with diversity. Tibet, dominated by a vast high altitude plateau, is home to animals that have evolved to cope with the thin air; from the great bovine, the wild yak, to snake that can only live in volcanic springs. While, Yunnan -a lush subtropical paradise - has perhaps the greatest diversity of all of China's regions, home to the nation's only elephants, as well as the highest living primates on earth, the bizarre snub-nosed monkeys.
Runtime: 60 minutes
China's Wild Side - Ginseng - Netflix
Ginseng () is the root of plants in the genus Panax, such as Korean ginseng (P. ginseng), South China ginseng (P. notoginseng), and American ginseng (P. quinquefolius), typically characterized by the presence of ginsenosides and gintonin. Although ginseng has been used in traditional medicine over centuries, there is little evidence from clinical research that it has any effects on health.
China's Wild Side - Other plants sometimes called ginseng - Netflix
True ginseng plants belong only to the genus Panax. Several other plants are sometimes referred to as ginseng, but they are from a different genus or even family. Siberian ginseng is in the same family, but not genus, as true ginseng. The active compounds in Siberian ginseng are eleutherosides, not ginsenosides. Instead of a fleshy root, Siberian ginseng has a woody root. Angelica sinensis (female ginseng, dong quai) Codonopsis pilosula (poor man's ginseng) Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) Gynostemma pentaphyllum (five-leaf ginseng, jiaogulan) Lepidium meyenii (Peruvian ginseng, maca) Oplopanax horridus (Alaskan ginseng) Pfaffia paniculata (Brazilian ginseng, suma) Pseudostellaria heterophylla (Prince ginseng) Schisandra chinensis (five-flavoured berry) Withania somnifera (Indian ginseng, ashwagandha)
China's Wild Side - References - Netflix