American Ginseng (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Anchi Ginseng, Canadian Ginseng, more...North American Ginseng, Ontario Ginseng, Panax Quinquefolius, Red Berry, Sang, Wisconsin Ginseng
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Suggested Dosing

Younger

0.25-0.5 g dried root PO BID x 15-20 d, then 2 weeks off

ADHD: combination product (AD-fx; 200mg American Ginseng/ 50 mg gingko) PO BID x4 week

Geriatric

0.4-0.8 g dried root PO qD continuously

Diabetes Mellitus

3-9 g 2hr before meal (no added benefit of >3 g)

Respiratory Infections

200 mg PO BID x 3-4mos (Cold-FX)

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Suggested Uses

Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increased stamina

Anemia, athletic performance enhancement, diabetes, digestion problems, gastritis, immunostimulant, impotence, infection, stress

Efficacy

Possibly effective for diabetes and respiratory tract infections

Insufficient reliable information for other uses

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Allergic skin reactions

            Diarrhea

            Headache

            HTN

            Insomnia

            Itching

            Increased libido

            Nervousness

            Palpitations

            Vaginal bleeding

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypertension, pregnancy

            Breast CA, endometrial CA, endometriosis, hemorrhage, hormone sensitive conditions, ovarian CA, thrombosis, uterine fibroids

            Avoid prior to surgery: may cause bleeding

            Cautions

            Bleeding disorders, cardiac disorders, diabetes mellitus, hypotension, insomnia, schizophrenia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Ginsenosides have various metabolic effects

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

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