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KOREAN GINSENG | Achieving Health

KOREAN GINSENG

 

Part Used;

Root

 

Main Actions;

Adaptogenic, cognition enchancing, thymoleptic, tonic, immune modulating, immunostimulant, male tonic, aphrodisiac, antioxidant, cardiotonic, cardioprotective, antiarrhythmic, cancer preventative, hepatonic, hypoglycaemic.


Commonley used for;

    • Improved physical and mental performance

    • Improving performing under stress, improves concentration and memory

    • Fatigue, debility, convalescence, weakness exhaustion, tiredness and mild depression

    • Improving immune fucntion, antioxidant,non-insulin dependant diabetes

    • Congestive heart failure, raising HDL cholesterol

    • Imporving recovery from bacterial infection in chronic bronchitis, infection, inflammation

    • Psychological symptoms of menopause, tonic for the elderly, organ prolapse

    • Cold limbs, spontaneous sweating, asthma.

    • Drug abuse, Alcoholism, adjuvant therapy while undergoing radiation therapy

    • Possible cancer peventative (excluding cancer of the breast, bladder, cervix and thyroid)

 

Contraindictions/precautions

Do not use inacute asthma, signs of heat, excessive menstruation, nose bleeds, haemorrhage, hypokalaemia, oedema, acute period of coronary thrombosis and during acute infections.

Avoid use in cardiac disorders and hypertension since the clincal implications are unclear. Best to avoid in individuals that are highly energetic, nervous, tense, hysterc, manic or schizophenic. Should not be taken with antipsychotic drugs or during treatment with hormones.

Avoid concurrent use with stimulants such as caffeine and amphetamines; may over stimulate susceptible individuals at high does. Caution with cardiac disorders, diabetes, hyper and hypotensive disorders and in all steriod therapy. Oestrogenic-like side effects have been reported in pre and post menopausal women – clinical studies are inconclusive. Not recommended for long term use.