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Ginseng - Herbal Research
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Radix Ginseng is used as a prophylactic and restorative agent for enhancement of mental and physical capacities, in cases of weakness, exhaustion, tiredness, and loss of concentration, and during convalescence (21–29).

21. German Commission E Monograph, Ginseng radix. Bundesanzeiger, 1991, 11:17 January.

22. Hallstrom C, Fulder S, Carruthers M. Effect of ginseng on the performance of nurses on night duty. Comparative medicine East and West, 1982, 6:277–282.

23. D'Angelo L et al. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on the effect of a standardized ginseng extract on psychomotor performance in healthy volunteers. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 1986, 16:15–22.

24. Pieralisi G, Ripari P, Vecchiet L. Effects of a standardized ginseng extract combined with dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements on physical performance during exercise. Clinical therapeutics, 1991, 13:373–382.

25. Van Schepdael P. Les effets du ginseng G115 sur la capacité physique de sportifs d'endurance. Acta therapeutica, 1993, 19:337–347.

26. Forgo I, Kirchdorfer AM. The effect of different ginsenoside concentrations on physical work capacity. Notabene medici, 1982, 12:721–727.

27. Forgo I, Kirchdorfer AM. On the question of influencing the performance of top sportsmen by means of biologically active substances. Ärztliche Praxis, 1981, 33:1784–1786.

28. Forgo I. Effect of drugs on physical performance and hormone system of sportsmen. Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1983, 125:822–824.

29. Forgo I, Schimert G. The duration of effect of the standardized ginseng extract in healthy competitive athletes. Notabene medici, 1985, 15:636–640.

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