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Information on Ginseng including the benefits and uses of using Ginseng. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Ginseng as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Ginseng
 
Botanical name

Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), American ginseng (Panax quinefolium)

The different ginsengs have unique qualities and special indications for different illnesses and people. It is best to seek the advice of your qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any ginseng product. The following information is general in nature and does not differentiate between the 3 major types of ginseng.

 
 
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The Asian cultures have used ginseng for over 2,000 years and associated it with longevity, virility, strength, and wisdom. Ginseng is recommended to help the body recover from disease, and to improve mental and physical performance. Ginseng is classified as an adaptogen, a substance that increases physiological resistance to stressors. Modern research shows that ginseng increases the body's ability to fight against bacterial, viral, emotional, mental, muscular, metabolic, and cardiovascular stressors. The German Commission E monograph describes ginseng as a "tonic to counteract weakness and fatigue, as a restorative for declining stamina and impaired concentration, and as an aid to convalescence."

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • To combat the effects of stress on the body and mind eg. Fatigue, depression
  • To prevent and reduce the effects of aging on the body and mind eg. Senile dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease
  • To improve mental and physical function eg. Work and study demands
  • To improve athletic strength and stamina eg. Athletes
  • To combat the effects of stress, fatigue and to assist in recovery after illness eg. Chronic fatigue syndrome, liver and kidney disease
  • To increase resistance to infection eg. Recurrent infections
  • To improve reproductive function eg. Libido, impotence, infertility
 
 
Common dosage range

Dosage recommendations vary between different ginsengs and according to the individual and their condition. Please seek the advice of your qualified healthcare practitioner

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • No adverse effects occur with appropriately prescribed daily doses.
  • Agitation, elevated blood pressure, anxiety, headache, palpitations and insomnia may occur in high doses or if taken in conjunction with caffeine containing beverages or supplements containing Guarana.
  • Contraindicated in children, pregnancy, breastfeeding, children and hypertension.
  • Use should be avoided during acute or infectious illness.
 
 
Links & Other Information

It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner or click on the following links for more information.

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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