Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolium)

American Ginseng grows wild in many states although it is cultivated mainly in Wisconsin. Generating body fluids, it is said to clear heat. Those who can benefit most from American Ginseng are individuals who are under stress, athletes, possibly diabetics and people who feel hot and thirsty. According to traditional Chinese medicine, coughing or coughing up blood indicates heat.

 


Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolium) can help with the following

Infections  


Organ Health  

Diabetes Type II

American ginseng may help control the blood sugar surge that generally occurs after eating. Researchers tested the effects of American ginseng on 10 non-diabetic adults and nine adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetics experienced a significant reduction (20 percent) in blood glucose two hours after treatments, regardless of whether they took the herb before or during the meal.



 

Increased Risk of Diabetes ll

American ginseng may help control the blood sugar surge that generally occurs after eating. Researchers tested the effects of American ginseng on 10 non-diabetic adults and nine adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetics experienced a significant reduction (20 percent) in blood glucose two hours after treatments, regardless of whether they took the herb before or during the meal.



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May do some good
Likely to help

Glossary

Diabetes Mellitus

A disease with increased blood glucose levels due to lack or ineffectiveness of insulin. Diabetes is found in two forms; insulin-dependent diabetes (juvenile-onset) and non-insulin-dependent (adult-onset). Symptoms include increased thirst; increased urination; weight loss in spite of increased appetite; fatigue; nausea; vomiting; frequent infections including bladder, vaginal, and skin; blurred vision; impotence in men; bad breath; cessation of menses; diminished skin fullness. Other symptoms include bleeding gums; ear noise/buzzing; diarrhea; depression; confusion.

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