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Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Probably not : Siberian ginseng can inhibit the metabolism of ace inhibitors (such as ramipril) -- making it build up in your system and possibly cause your blood pressure to be too low. One review also suggested siberian ginseng could inhibit metabolism of some antidepressants. You would not want either of these results! ...Read more

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I'm using this product by Solaray called Fertility blend SP-1 damaiana-eleuthero with homeopathic nutrients I just started today hoping this will help?

I'm using this product by Solaray called Fertility blend SP-1 damaiana-eleuthero with homeopathic nutrients I just started today hoping this will help?

Hope so too... : There are many different reasons for infertility. Without knowing why you're having fertility issues it's impossible to know if these herbs will help. They have the potential to help but there have been no studies to tell just how many are helped by this product.I read testimonials from women who got pregnant after using it but we can't know if this would have happened anyway.But it's safe to try. ...Read more

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What are research based benefits of ginseng?

What are research based benefits of ginseng?

Science and Gingseng: I do not think there are any well known medical or scientific studies of this ubiquitous herb. I know that many cultures in asia are saturated with this herb for purported male sexual well being. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of ginseng? What are the side affects?

What are the benefits of ginseng? What are the side affects?

No real true benefit: One small poorly done study showed a very slight lowering of glucose. Side affects are loss of $$ for taking needless supplements. ...Read more

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Does taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Does taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Maybe: Although not my first choice as a natural remedy for anxiety, ginsenosides (one of the components of ginseg) may have anxiety-reducing properties. Depending on the type of anxiety, theanine and kava are two alternatives to consider for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can i take panax ginseng with zantrex 3 pills?

Can i take panax ginseng with zantrex 3 pills?

Unknown: Nobody knows what will happen if those two non-medications are taken together. They are not fda approved medications, which means they may not have any good research, reliable data, verified quality control, etc., etc, ... It's a "use at your own risk" situation, but one can feel a bit more confident about it if one finds no news reports of bad side effects on the news or the internet. ...Read more

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What dose of ginseng do your reccomend for managing stress?

Zero dose: There is no systematic evidence that ginseng manages anything, including stress. Ginseng is one of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a superstition called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a little headless man, the ancients got this delusion that it would cure things. Be skeptical. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more

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Gingko biloba vs. Ginseng, can these help with male performance?

Gingko biloba vs. Ginseng, can these help with male performance?

Unlikely: While most prudent physicians never say never,the issue with many of these "natural" products and their claims of efficacy are lack of reproducible testing. While there may be many individual testimonies of certain benefits from herbs and supplements, they have either not withstood the rigor of well controlled randomized trials or even ever been tested. ...Read more