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What ginseng is used for ?

What ginseng is used for ?

Gingseng: Gingseng is primarily used in asian cultures for men's sexuality and energy. It is thought to enhance a man's stamina. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of ginseng?

What are the benefits of ginseng?

There are two main: types of ginseng: Asian and American. Many health effects are reported; few have been substantiated scientifically. There is some evidence suggesting American ginseng might boost the immune system: fewer colds. Also, that blood sugar may be lowered. Ginseng MAY improve concentration and learning, but most studies combined with gingko. Help for mood, cancer, heart, ED theorized but not proven. ...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