American ginseng


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American ginseng

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb, the root of which has been used by Native Americans, Chinese and Indians as a general and immune tonic, and a cure-all for aenemia, asthma, common cold, depression, fatigue, flu, low back pain, stress and other conditions; like Oriental ginseng, it is said to be an aphrodisiac.
 
Toxicity
American ginseng may cause asthmatiform episodes, arrhythmias, palpitations, hypertension and postmenopausal bleeding.

American ginseng

A species of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) used in alternative medicine as an adaptogen, aphrodisiac, stimulant, for the treatment of type II diabetes and for sexual dysfunction in men,
See also: ginseng
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New York's ginseng regulations have two main goals: the creation of a ginseng exportation program and the conservation of American ginseng in the wild.
We now have good evidence that American ginseng 1000 mg twice daily is safe and effective for ameliorating cancer-related fatigue.
To reduce the bitter taste of American ginseng, the investigators developed samples with vanilla extract and sucralose, a zero-calorie artificial sweetener.
We have previously demonstrated prevention of glucoseinduced increased vasoactive factors and ECM protein production in the endothelial cells by American ginseng extract (Sen et al.
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) shares Panax's glycemic properties, but no previous studies have been conducted to evaluate the capacity of American ginseng to modulate cognitive function," Dr.
Chinese herbalists believe that American ginseng contains the power of yin--a cooling relaxant and feminine tonic, especially prized in the hotter regions of southern China--while Asian ginseng, native to the cooler parts of Manchuria and southern Siberia, provides the power of yang--a fiery stimulant and virility booster.
CV Technologies of Edmonton, Alberta, has isolated an extract from American ginseng (not the more common Asian variety) that it markets as Cold-fx.
Ginseng is consumed by hundreds of millions in Asia daily and commands a hefty price, but despite its high selling price, the future of American ginseng is uncertain--threatened by environmental problems.
About half of them were given 200 milligrams of a standardized supplement of North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) twice a day; the other half got a placebo.
The members of this advisory group shared their research and ideas on North American Ginseng, from the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, prevention of respiratory infections, improvement of memory, to innovative work on breast and prostate cancer together with its health-promoting phyto-chemical components.
Other herbs that aide in glucose utilization are Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia), American ginseng, eleuthero, gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum), and even garlic and onions.

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