american ginseng

panax

Part used Root
Use
  • Simmer 2 tsp dried root in 12 oz water for 1/2 hour and steep 1/2 hour
  • 2 x 500mg capsules 2 x per day
Benefits
  • Treats mild to moderate depletion of HPA axis (stress) and by consequence can help correct immune dysfunction
  • As immune amphoteric, helps balance deficient or excessive immune response in treating allergies
  • Corrects HPA axis and helps control Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mild sexual tonic
  • Enhances digestion and absorption of nutrients by stimulating production of stomach acid and digestive juices (by chewing a root)
Dangers Alters effects of Warfarin (Coumadin) in high doses

Adapted from:

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress releif. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

Studies:

Similar Postprandial Glycemic Reductions With Escalation of Dose and Administration Time of American Ginseng in Type 2 Diabetes by Yuksan et al.

Efficacy of COLD-fX in the Prevention of Respiratory Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial by McElhaney et al.

 

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