What are the recommended
ginseng dosage to use for various health conditions?
clinical studies have used dosage from 100 mg all the way to 4,500 mg
daily (in divided doses).
We suggest starting with a low dose of 100 mg daily and increase
gradually as needed. This will help to reduce any side effects of ginseng
that you might experience.
See our other articles for a list of health
benefits or general
facts about ginseng.
to Take It
capsules, tablets, fresh root (to make tea), dried
root, tincture and extract. When possible, buy standardized extract so
you know how much of the active ingredients (ginsenosides) will be
contained in the pill.
Typical standardized extract of 200 mg of ginseng contains 4 to 5%
Loss / Alzheimer's Disease
grams daily for 12 weeks have been used.
Colds and Flu
mg and upwards taken daily have been used to prevent
colds and flu. To get the maximum benefit, start taking the herb 1 week
up to a 4 weeks before the beginning of the flu season.
Dysfunction (ED) / Impotence
mg (1 gram) taken three times daily have been used.
mg once daily have been used to manage Type 2 diabetes
(non-insulin dependent). In one study, the researcher concluded that 3
grams was the maximum; any higher dosage would not reduce
blood sugar levels further.
grams per 65 kg of body weight taken daily (divided into three times daily) seems to reduce blood
alcohol levels by 35% to 51%.
grams of the SS-cream (which also contains many other herbs including cinnamon
bark) to the glans
penis 1 hour
before sexual intercourse.
Ginseng and General Information
Our main guide provides information about this popular Asian supplement.
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