In Chinese history, this herb, with its resemblance to
human body, is believed to cure many diseases. The Chinese
consider this to be the ultimate herb, one that can used to bring
strength, vitality, longevity and wisdom.
When buying ginseng, be aware of the type of ginseng that it contains.
Marketed as an aphrodisiac and for treating
erectile dysfunction, many
products contain multiple ingredients such as
horny goat weed (epimedium),
tribulus terrestris and vitamins and minerals.
Marketed as a treatment or prevention of the common cold, a product
called COLD-fX is specifically designed for this purpose.
Dysfunction (ED) and Sexual Dysfunction
- You may see benefits from taking this herb. Either use this herb by
itself or take a combination product. Use 200 mg to 1000 mg three times
daily. Try it for about a month before deciding if it helps or not.
(increased resistance to stress)
- This is the main use of this herb in the past. You may use this herb
for this purpose especially if you are always tired and feel run-downed
most of the time. Start with about 200 mg daily and increase to 1000 mg
three times daily as needed.
Improving Memory in Patients with Alzheimer's
- It is worth trying this herb for those suffering from AD. Start by
taking 1000 mg three times daily. Try it for at least 3 months before
deciding to discontinue it because it did not seem to work. There are
many stages of AD and ginseng may not work on all stages of the disease.
and Treating the Common Cold
- As ginseng is an adaptogen and suspected to support the immune
system, you can expect it to help prevent or shorten the period of the
common cold. The product COLD-fX has clinical studies done to prove
that it works to prevent and treat the common cold.
Benefits and Traditional UsesOrally
(on the skin)
- bacterial infection
- chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
blood pressure (hypertension)
- HIV infection
- hot flashes (menopause symptom)
- improving appetite
- improving concentration
- increasing physical and athletic stamina
- low sperm count / enhance male fertility
- memory loss (Alzheimer's disease)
Effects, Toxicity. Warnings and Possible Interactions
to Take It
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