panax quinquefolius

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The root is the part you want. White flowers, red fruit, 4-5 leaves. The most famous adaptogen of all herbs. Taking it for several months to a year is far more effective than short term doses. Used for cardiovascular disorders like heart attack, heart disease, lowers high blood pressure. Inhibits growth of liver cancer cells, helps amino acids become protein. Good for anyone drinking alcohol with a damaged stomach lining, because it has polysaccharides that protect against alcohol induced gastric ulcers. Hormone balancer and aphrodisiac for both men and women. Only herb to clinically test as a plant source of testosterone. Increases sperm count. Like viagra, ginseng enhances nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which regulates muscle tone of blood vessels that control flow to the penis, leading to stronger erection for impotent men, and cardiovascular performance for sports and bodybuilding. Supports adrenal and prostate functions. Leaves can be used also, but root is most powerful. Taking too much over time can lead to overstimulation. Do not take if pregnant or high blood pressure. Women One of the top herbs for stress. Helps normalize hormones, especially those that guard against breast cancer, endometriosis and hormone-driven problems. It exerts an estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa, to prevent thinning of vaginal walls after menopause, and the associated discomfort during intercourse. It’s an aphrodisiac, helps cardiovascular system, has an insulin-like effect for sugar removal, anti-aging, wrinkles, stimulates killer cell activity, good for viruses, HIV, helps detox radiation, heavy metals, pollution, good for depression, insomnia, mental clarity, memory, alertness, learning ability, Alzheimer’s. Needs to be taken long term for noticeable effects.
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He asked the Cherokee medicine man about the plant, which led to the discovery and identification of North American ginseng. Native Americans used ginseng to treat headaches, indigestion, fever and infertility but did not think of it as highly as the Chinese.
Rf was found only in ASGSL, and F11 was found exclusively in AMGLS, which were similar to the difference between Asian ginseng root and American ginseng root [28].
(17.) Sunita Vohra et al., "Safety and tolerability of North American ginseng extract in the treatment of pediatric upper respiratory tract infection: a phase II randomized, controlled trial of 2 dosing schedules," Pediatrics 122, no.
The only species I had heard about before meeting Peter were Korean and American ginsengs. Both are white roots.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approved New York's ginseng program and also lifted a ban on the export of wild American ginseng out of the state.
Recommend American ginseng 1000 mg twice daily for 4 weeks to improve cancer-related fatigue for patients who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy; no other treatment has been shown to be effective.
North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) prevents hyperglycemia and associated pancreatic abnormalities in diabetes.
This multisite double-blind phase III trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on cancer-related fatigue.
This was consistent with previous report that American ginseng, albeit different genus, dramatically suppressed JAK2-STAT3 activation in aortic smooth muscle cell in rats [29].
Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.) are perennial aromatic herbs that are widely used in oriental medicine and have been demonstrated to have various health benefits including diabetes treatment.
Ginshen Wubao, which contains extracts from American Ginseng and Fo-Ti roots, reportedly does not have obvious adverse effects.
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