Sunday, June 01, 2008


Ginseng refers to a genus of 11 plants that grow in northern Asia. Medical studies on its medicinal use are contradictory. It has been shown to have anti-oxidant properties: Karadeniz A, Cemek , M, Simsek N.(2008), Lee LS, Wise SD, Chan C, Parsons TL, Flexner C, Lietman PS.(2008), Yao HT, Chang YW, Chen CT, Chiang MT, Chang L, Yeh TK. (2008); anti-tumor properties: Nagamine MK, da Silva TC, Matsuzaki P, Pinello KC et al.(2008), Li QF, Shi SL, Liu QR, Tang J, Song J, Liang Y. (2008), Shin HR, Kim JY, Yun TK, Morgan G, Vainio H (2000) ; and anti-stress properties: Rasheed N, Tyagi E, Ahmad A. (2008), Sheikh N, Ahmad A, Siripurapu KB, Kuchibhotla VK, Singh S, Palit G. (2007) .

Perform your own research at Do not take ginseng supplements without the knowledge and dosage determination by your physician.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.

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