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Ginseng: Ginseng is an herb that is used medicinally and is claimed to have a wide variety of health benefits, including helping the body cope with stress, enhancing energy and metabolism, improving physical and mental performance and boosting immunity. Ginkgo is used in Asian medicine and is available in a wide variety of herbal supplements and preparations.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Ginseng

Adequate amounts of Ginseng are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Ginseng

Adequate amounts of Ginseng are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Ginseng

Excessive intake of Ginseng may involve the following risks:

  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Low blood sugar
  • Consult with physician prior to use of supplements during pregnancy or lactation
  • Not for people with diabetes or who are on medications or supplements that lower blood sugar
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible serious interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Ginseng

Ginseng: An herb with a root that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects.
Source: National Institute of Health

Ginseng: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Ginseng) include:

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