Cautions: Consult your doctor if you have high blood pressure.
Signs of toxicity: Nausea, vomiting.
* There are several types of ginseng, including Siberian ginseng
(Eleutherococcus senticosus root), Female ginseng (dong quai, Angelica
sinensis), Oriental ginseng (Panax ginseng), and American ginseng
(Panax quinquefolium). The Siberian and the Female varieties are
not true ginseng, but similar. It's medicinal effects of the Siberian variety are not as strong. The Female variety is used for female problems, including PMS, difficult periods, menopause, etc.
* Has been used for centuries in Asia as a sexual enhancer for
men. Also helps to increase resistance to stress. Benefits metabolism,
skin and muscle tone. Aids with hormonal balance. May be beneficial
to Alzheimer's patients by increasing the blood supply to the brain.
* Regular consumption of ginseng may help protect against cancer.
* Ginseng may take weeks or even months before a benefit can be