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Chinese Ginseng Remedies

Other Names: Ginseng, King Plant, San Qi, Five Fingers, Red Berry, Ren Shen, Pannag, Man Root, Finger Root, (Chinese, Korean, Oriental - Panax Ginseng) (American - Panax Quinquefolium) (Siberian Eleutherococcus Senticosus)
Traditional Usages: Irritable Stomach, Stress Work Related, Lack of Appetite, Low Blood Pressure,  Mood Raiser, Depression, Sexual Debility, Sleeplessness, The Sportman's Remedy - improving running ability and endurance, Jet Lag, Enhances Mental Performance, Shingles, Children Classroom Stress, Aphrodisiac, Increases Female Fertility, Tuberculosis, Coughs, Wheezing, Fevers, PMS and Menopausal Symptoms, Fights Fatigue, Yang Tonic, Increases Stamina, Alzheimer's Disease, Anti-aging, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Tiredness, Alertness and Learning Power, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Men's Sexual Dysfunction and Loss of Libido, Premature Ejaculation, Diarrhea, Hair Loss, Obesity
Resources: China, Russia, North and South Korea, Japan, Canada, US, Himalayas
Parts Used: Roots
Administration Method: Cut root for teas, powder for natural preparations for internal use.
Health Warning: Avoid San Qi during Pregnancy. Avoid high doses of all Ginsengs and stop taking for more than six weeks at a time. If on medications consult your doctor before taking Ginseng. Ginsengs often produce the opposite effects i.e. it can raise or lower blood pressure. There are many Ginsengs on the market, be certain of your source.

Chinese Ginseng - Herbal remedy for Melanoma: Chinese ginseng affects the immune control centers of the central nervous system, directly and indirectly. Take 2 capsules of 700 milligrams once daily

Chinese Ginseng - Herbal remedy for Menopause: Chinese ginseng may reduce mood swings, sleep disturbances and sexual problems in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Take one 700 milligram tablet once daily

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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